Last updateFri, 01 May 2015 7pm

Creative UK artists showcased at city’s May Festival

The United Kingdom is the invited country for Guadalajara’s 18th Festival Cultural de Mayo, which begins on May 8 and runs through May 31 (see listings below for full schedule).

The festival kicks off with two performances at the Teatro Degollado by the Aakash Odedra Company, a group inspired by classical South Asian and contemporary dance.  The company will present “Inked, Murmur,” the personal narrative of the troupe’s founder, Aakash Odedra, whose dyslexia at a young age threatened the development of his talent for dance. Wrote one reviewer of the piece: “The visual effects of ‘Murmur’ are frequently breathtaking, but some of the most memorable moments occur when Odedra is simply dancing in Kathak style with thrilling speed and fluency.”

Because of the  current election campaign there will be no outdoor presentations at this year’s scaled back festival – only the shows at the Degollado. For  more information go to www.festivaldemayo.org.

Aakash Odedra Company: Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 8 & Saturday, May 9, 8:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.