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Date: Friday 14th October 2022
Time: 7pm
Venue: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RH
Tickets: From £10
Box Office: Online at or call 0191 230 5151

Aakash Odedra Company and Bagri Foundation invite you to enter the world of Samsara. Inspired by the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, Samsara is a spellbinding piece that traces the steps we take, both forward and backward, in search of our higher selves.
Two extraordinary dancers Aakash Odedra (UK/ India) and Hu Shenyuan (China) use their disciplines of Kathak, Chinese folk, ballet and contemporary dance to explore the Buddhist notion of samsara – the wheel of life, birth, existence and re-birth. This compelling journey of self-development, fear and love traces a path across lands and through time, exploring the idea that if we let attachments go and allow light in, we might find a place of truth and peace.
Drawing on thinking and imagery at the heart of Buddhist philosophy, Samsara’s mythological storytelling merges with personal experience from two globally opposite perspectives in a seductive, astonishing journey of twin movement.
AGE GUIDANCE - 12+ (contains very mild nudity)

Duration Approx. 60 mins. (no interval)

★★★★★ “Two dance masters are at the top of their game”- The List  
★★★★★ "So utterly compelling are the two men performing it – the stage is also alive with music, an art installation and lighting design so beautiful, it is almost a show in itself."  - The Scotsman  
★★★★★ -  "Strangers discover perfect, wordless harmony in exquisite dance" - The Sydney Morning Herald   
★★★★ “A dancing duo to electrify your soul” – The Guardian  
★★★★ “A real and deep beauty permeates this new duet”- The Times  

Co-presented with Northern Stage, Dance City and GemArts


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