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A cutting-edge organisation working to enhance the practice, understanding and appreciation of South Asian dance in the UK. Akademi works to enhance excellence in the practice, understanding and appreciation of South Asian dance within a contemporary artistic, social and educational context.
Since 1979, Akademi has been taking South Asian dance into unconventional spaces in the UK, re-defining the parameters of the artform itself. Having celebrated our thirtieth anniversary, our passion for encouraging excellence in the practice of South Asian dance in Britain burns as bright as ever.
We are a local organisation with a global perspective and worldwide connections. We actively push the boundaries of where dance can appear by producing performances for unusual places. Our productions embrace and are inspired by extraordinary architecture and public spaces. With a particular focus on artist development and audience building, we want as many people as possible to be excited and intrigued by dance that is rooted in classical tradition, yet is at the cutting edge of contemporary British culture.
Hampstead Town Hall. London NW3 4QP