Through a soft haze from the fog machines, Aakash Odedra was slowly illuminated in this confined black room.
The solo dancer sprung into life, at times, punctuating the air with his arms — at others, swimming through it.
This dance, “Nritta,” was the first of four Friday night by Odedra, a British dancer and choreographer specializing in Indian dance.
These four performances, collectively titled “Rising,” premiered in 2011 as the inaugural work of Odedra’s recently founded production company.
Since then, he has choreographed works for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and has performed solo shows at venues as diverse as London’s Royal Opera House and New York’s Apollo Theatre.
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British boy band One Direction is set to perform at Ohio Stadium next year after new dates for its “On the Road Again” tour were announced Thursday.
The pop group is set to perform in Columbus on Aug. 18, making it the second concert announced at the venue for next summer.
“We knew they were planning a stadium tour, and we just went for it,” said Gary O’Brien, OSU spokesman for business advancement.
The pop group, which formed out of the embers of its members’ failed solo acts on “The X Factor,” also did a sell-out stadium tour in 2014. Ending Oct. 5, it grossed more than $290 million from… Read more