Aakash Odedra's 'Little Murmur' tours to Australia

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A scene from 'Little Murmur'. Photo by Angela Grabowska.
A scene from 'Little Murmur'. Photo by Angela Grabowska.

Britain’s Aakash Odedra Company will return to Australia this August with a dance-theatre performance Little Murmur, choreographed by award-winning dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra and South Australia’s Lewis Major.

Aimed at children seven years and older, Little Murmur is a stunning visual treat about living with dyslexia. Odedra himself has dyslexia and says that it led to his career as a dancer: because he found written language so difficult he turned to dance as his preferred mode of expression.

Little Murmur began as a full-length adult work and has been adapted for children. It explores the warped realities of living in a world you struggle to process. Visual technologies developed by Austria’s Ars Electronica Futurelab bring stationary objects to life to reflect the dyslexic experience - the tricks of the projection reassemble the changes of what the eye and mind see and how the information is perceived by the brain. The music is by Nicki Wells.

Since its premiere at The Spark Festival in Leicester 2022, Little Murmur has toured theatres, schools, festivals, libraries and community spaces across the UK and Europe. Children are enchanted by the groundbreaking projections, extraordinary soundscape and a blizzard of paper and confetti.

 Aakash Odedra Company was founded in Leicester in 2011 by Odedra with Anand Bhatt. Lewis Major was a founding member. As well as now having his own company, Major has recently been appointed Executive Director of Form Dance Projects in Sydney.

‘Little Murmur’ arrives first at the Show Room at Arts Centre Melbourne from July 25 to August 4, then travels to Sydney for a season at the Studio at the Sydney Opera House on August 9 and 10, then goes to The Space Theare at the Adelaide Festival Centre from August 21 to 24. Performances are presented separately for schools and the public.




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