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Little Murmur

Aakash Odedra Company, Lewis Major Projects and The Spark Arts for Children
from Leicester, England

January 8 – 17, 2025
Recommended Grades
Grades 4 – 12
Price
Students: $2
Chaperones: $5
What Kind of Show?
Dance theater; bold and emotional
Content Considerations
Loud music and flashing projections
Running Time
50 minutes with no intermission
Venue
The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

School-time tickets may only be booked by Partner organizations.

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About the Show

Diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, Aakash misspelled his own name until he was 21. It wasn’t until he found the missing “A” that he felt he belonged. With mesmerizing projections and a stirring soundscape, this biographical piece of solo dance theater paints a triumphant and heartfelt portrait of neurodiversity, revealing the struggle of living in a world that’s not designed for you. Bodies and pages fly like flocks of birds—a murmuration, a Little Murmur, a movement more eloquent than words can express.

A moving, engaging performance

Bristol Parent

Presented in partnership with Under the Radar

Under the Radar is a festival celebrating new theater and performance works from both around the world and down the street.

Under the Radar logo
Mark Russell, Festival Director
ArKtype, Festival Producer

Things to Know

  1. Little Murmur is a one-man show! Or one-woman? This solo piece features a cast of two alternating dancers—Subhash Viman Gorania and Kallirroi Vratti.
  2. To ensure that everyone has a great view of the projection and lighting effects in Little Murmur, there will be no Balcony seating.
  3. You probably know lots of people with dyslexia—it affects the reading, writing and spelling skills of an estimated 5 – 12 percent of kids. It’s not uncommon to go undiagnosed for years, and many kids with dyslexia get misdiagnosed or left behind.

About the Artists

Under the artistic leadership of Aakash Odedra, a renowned South Asian choreographer and dancer who studied under Bollywood guru Shiamak Davar, Aakash Odedra Company’s thought-provoking stories of modern life are told through the lens of the British-Asian experience. Their mission extends to improving their community through dance education opportunities and eco-friendly producing and touring practices.

Lewis Major is an award-winning Australian choreographer, director and creative entrepreneur with a background in sheep shearing and a foreground in contemporary dance theater. Passionate about making contemporary dance accessible to audiences, he has partnered with like-minded artists to create and present 17 different dance works on 6 continents through his company, Lewis Major Projects.

With keen input from a collective of kids ages 9 to 13 called the Child Action Group, The Spark Arts for Children commissions and produces ambitious cultural programming for young people. What began as a festival of theater and dance for young audiences in Leicester 20 years ago is now a nonprofit championing arts experiences that uplift underrepresented artists and promote diversity—the “Vital Spark.”

Photos

Photo: Angela Grabowska
Photo: Pamela Raith
Photo: Courtesy of Aakash Odedra Company
Photo: Angela Grabowska
Photo: Pamela Raith

Creative Team

Choreographers
Aakash Odedra and Lewis Major

Rehearsal Director
Kesha Raithatha

Dancers
Subhash Viman Gorania and Kallirroi Vratti

Composer
Nicki Wells

Visual Technology
Ars Electronica Futurelab

Accessibility

On the left, a performer stands behind a sheer curtain that is glowing in blue light, and on the right, an ASL interpreter signs against a blue background.
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For every performance at the New Victory Theater…

  • You can request to borrow supports like fidgets, earplugs, assisted listening devices, wheelchairs and more.
  • Our quiet Cozy Zone and a live feed of the performance are available in the lower lobby at all times for those with sensory sensitivities or anyone who needs a break from the theater.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats and Companion seat tickets are available (see more details when buying tickets).

 
Get additional accessibility details, and prepare for your visit with our New Victory Social Narrative.

Curriculum & Trip Planning