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Akademi: Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance

Start date: 9 Sep 2016

End date: 9 Sep 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £10, £8 (concession)

Venue: Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Venue address: Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London, United Kingdom


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Akademi invites you to a unique evening celebrating the world of India’s female and queer dancers.

Ethnomusicology professor Anna Morcom’s fieldwork becomes the impetus behind a specially curated event of dance, film and narration exploring the forces of inclusion/ exclusion that have shaped Indian performing arts over the last century.

Akademi is committed to encouraging the understanding and appreciation of all South Asian dance in the UK, including that of marginalised and underground communities which are known but hardly acknowledged, let alone understood. Yet this culture is important part of the history of Indian classical dance and music.

The event will feature performances by Kathak artists Natalia Hildner, Raheem Mir and British born Japanese Bollywood artist Emiko Ishii. The finale will be performed by Britain’s first gay Muslim drag act, Asifa Lahore and Leela Ek Paheli.