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    Dance, Sat 4 Oct 2014

    Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

    Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

    Gulbenkian Café

    Gulbenkian Café

     
     

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    The Gulbenkian Theatre

    01227 769075

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    University of Kent,
    Canterbury,
    CT2 7NB

    Events at this Venue

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    A new double bill from Aakash Odedra Company.

    Artistic Director Odedra is one of the most sought after British choreographer/dancers today.

    Originally trained in the South Asian styles of Kathak and Bharat Natyam, Odedra has developed a distinctive movement style following intensive training with some of the most prestigious choreographers in the world.

    Murmur
    Diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, Aakash found conventional education at school very challenging. He felt defined by his learning difficulties, but not his abilities. As written language was so alien, dance became his preferred mode of expression.

    In Murmur, Aakash and Australian choreographer Lewis Major delve into the idea of warped and exaggerated realities. With the collaboration of Major, Odedra and Ars Electronica Futurelab (Linz, Austria), the company explores how the misconceptions of dyslexia can be revealed through visual design, light, sound and movement.

    Inked
    Scarification and tattoos have been used since old times as marks of identity or experience. Aakash Odedra’s grandmother’s body was covered by signs that ensured her protection and sense of belonging. In Inked, choreographed by Laurence Olivier awards winner Damien Jalet, the body becomes a place of transformation, an envelope marked, folded and metamorphosed by it s journey through a ritualized space. The figures and drawings made on his own body reveal the inner duality of the dancer who enters through a series of transformative stages in a self seeking quest, an exploration of the body’s limits and powers, as a way to transcend them.

    “DISCERNING AND EXCITE THE IMAGINATION“ DANCEGROUND

    Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

    Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sat 4 Oct 2014 19:30

    Prices

    Full £12
    GulbCard £10
    Student £8
    GulbCard Student & Gulbenkian Education Network £7

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Gulbenkian Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 140599  Lat: 51.29799 Long: 1.06832

    By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.

    By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.

    By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibuse 08702 433 711 www.stagecoachbus.com/eastkent

    Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.

    Parking: free

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

    Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

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