In a show lasting sixty minutes the New Youth Dance Company (NYDC) seemed to expend enough energy to power a small nation. That nation something like an ideal – a shared enterprise of dance. The pieces stressed the brotherhood of human ambition and addressed discrimination against disability; war and general conflict, ostracism, judgemental attitudes, common pain – with a smattering of neurobiology added for good measure!
Murmur/Inked (or rather, Inked/Murmur, the pieces performed in that order) is Aakash Odedra’s solo show (which prompted a question from a friend: is he a company of one?). Murmur is choreographed by Odedra and Lewis Major, Inked by Damien Jalet.