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Posted on August 2, 2011

On August 11 the Odissi Ensemble comes to East End-based Rich Mix, exploring the interaction of the spiritual and sensual through the vibrancy of classical Indian dance. Odissi is recognised for its sculptural poses, lyrical articulation of the body and intricate rhythms. In this programme the ensemble will draw upon their diverse backgrounds to present an evening reflecting the broad spectrum of Indian dance. Tickets are priced at £8-10.

For “A Night of Good Attitude” with The People Speak and Cut a Shine join Rich Mix on August 6 at 8pm (tickets cost £15). Cultish collective Cut A Shine will get you on your feet as they call out for a rip-roaring, thigh-slapping and blood-pumping, contemporary barn dance. The night is part of Adhocracy, a weekend of creative thought and activity. For more see

From August 22 to 27, Snapshots – a bite-sized festival in 13 parts celebrating East London in its Olympic year – continues with its second instalment, Carnival Mix: Bringing the Party East. On August 26, Rich Mix residents Umbela Arts will introduce the sights and sounds of Brazil with drumming, samba raggae music and Maracatu dancers in a free event to start the bank holiday weekend.

Rich Mix is located at 35-47 Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch. For more information and to book call 020 7613 7498 or see

Words: Laura Dodge

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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