• Mehek is an Aakash Odedra Company and Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation presentation.

Mehek is an enchanting exploration of the human heart, its desires, courage, and resilience, masterfully brought to life by the artistry of Aakash Odedra and Aditi Mangaldas, the great South Asian dancers of their respective generations. This captivating performance gives a voice to an unspoken and overlooked love story. Centred around a mature woman and a younger man, the dance delves deep into their intricate characters, challenging norms and redefining the very essence of love.

  • Credits

Choreographers & Dancers
Aakash Odedra & Aditi Mangaldas

Light Designer
Fabiana Piccioli

Set Designer
Tina Tzoka

Karthika Naïr

Nicki Wells

Additional Music Composition
Ashish Gangani, Faraz Ahmed & Hiren Chate

Ashish Gangani, Faraz Ahmed, Hiren Chate & Nicki Wells

Rehearsal Director
Gaurav Bhatti

Production Manager
Salvatore Scollo

Photography credit
Angela Grabowska

Costume for Aakash Odedra
Digvijay Singh

Costume for Aditi Mangaldas
Aditi Mangaldas (inspired by older costumes by Sandhya Raman, Raw Mango and Aakash Odedra)

Mehek is created by Aakash Odedra Company and Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation. It is co-produced by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and co-commissioned by: Sadler’s Wells; The Lowry, Salford; Birmingham Hippodrome and the Bagri Foundation.

TOUR ABU DHABI: 7th & 8th February 2024 | The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi
LEICESTER | 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th April 2024 | Peepul Centre | Leicester | Book
BIRMINGHAM | 9th April 2024 | Hippodrome | Book
LONDON | 12th & 13th April 2024 | Sadler’s Wells | Book
SALFORD | 16th April 2024 | The Lowry | Book
NEWCASTLE | 19th April 2024 | Northern Stage | Book