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Murmur / Inked

Dancer-choreographer Aakash Odedra presents an exhilarating mixed programme, created in collaboration with choreographers Lewis Major and Damien Jalet.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Murmur / Inked. It was last on stage 23–24 January 2015 as part of the Winter 2014/15 season.


In Murmur, Odedra explores the physical experience of dyslexia through an interplay of dance, music and light. Inked sees Odedra's body transformed, in a meditation on the mysticism of tattoos and identity.


Aakash Odedra originally trained in the South Asian dance forms of Kathak and Bharata Natyam. Through his extensive and highly individual work with a wide variety of contemporary choreographers Odedra has developed a language of dance that is entirely unique.

Odedra was diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age. Uncomfortable with written language, he turned to dance as a means of self-expression. In Murmur, Odedra and Australian choreographer Lewis Major create a world where reality is distorted, in an innovative collaboration with Ars Electronica Futurelab that strikingly undercuts misconceptions of dyslexia.

Inked is inspired by the ancient practice of creating identity through tattoos and scarification, and the idea of indelible signs imparting protection and belonging. The ritual and mystique associated with this idea of body transformation inspires this first collaboration between Odedra and award-winning French/Belgian choreographer Damien Jalet.

This production makes use of washable ink and there is a small chance that seats A1–6, A13–18 and B13–18 may be splashed. These seats are not available to purchase online; please call the Box Office on +44(0)20 7304 4000.

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