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Akademi: UTKARSH

Start date: 26 May 2016

End date: 26 May 2016

Time: 7 pm

Price: £8

Venue: Spirit Level (blue Room), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Venue address: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, United Kingdom


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Akademi presents UTKARSH, a showcase of new classical Indian dance featuring work from Shane Shambhu, Chamu Kuppuswamy and Nina Rajarani MBE.

These works in progress were created as part of our choreographic development project UTKARSH, that promotes innovative choreography and new dance in the classical genre. Successful recipients of UTKARSH are awarded a ‘kickstarter’ commission of £2,000 to present a new solo work, and a further artist managed mentor budget.

UTKARSH sets itself apart from other programmes on offer at Akademi by definitively emphasising artistic understanding of the classical Indian dance canon. Applicants to this project must demonstrate clear understanding of the classical elements in the dance forms, as opposed to merely the traditional.