Dancing through the world of dyslexia

Developed with young audiences in mind, 'Little Murmur' by the UK's Aakash Odedra Company draws on life experiences of dyslexia to centre dance as expression.
'Little Murmur' to tour in Australia. Photo: Angela Grabowska. A young woman lies on the stage with a book in her hand and pages flying in the air.

Dance-theatre performance Little Murmur is a story dedicated to young audiences that highlights dance as a vital mode of expression when letters and words fail.

Little Murmur is presented by UK-based Aakash Odedra Company and The Spark Arts for Children, and draws on company founder Odedra’s life experiences of being diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age. It will soon embark on an Australian tour, first at Arts Centre Melbourne from 25 July to 4 August, followed by the Sydney Opera House from 9-10 August, Darwin Festival from 17-19 August and then Adelaide Festival Centre from 21-24 August.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Unlock this content?

Access this content and more

Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne and was most recently engaged in consultation for the Emerging Writers’ Festival and ArtsGen. Instagram @lleizy_