Friday, May 8, 2015

Inked & Murmur

This evening the Festival Cultural de Mayo, at which UK is the Country of Honour, opened in the beautiful 19th Century Teatro Degollado in the centre of Guadalajara. Ahead of us are three weeks of music, dance and theatre from nine different performing arts companies (see press conf post or the UKMX website for full list). 
Following the speeches, it was then over to Aakash Odedra's one-man dance double-bill of Inked and Murmur. The former is clever if a little slow. Murmur is more accessible: a fantastically creative combination of Kathak movement, powerful music and hi- and lo-tech visual interventions in which we see both him and his digital doppelganger dance behind gauze one moment and battle with fluttering paper blown by a ring of fans the next. See here for short video
Great start to the festival.

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