Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance: "A fascinating detour"

Posted by | September 19, 2016 | News | No Comments

Investigating the demise of the courtesans, battles of the bar girls and the exclusive worlds of cross dressing and queer performers, Akademi’s Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance championed the understanding and appreciation of these marginalised and underground forms of dance.

★★★★ “Classical Indian dance meets Bollywood drag in a night of tradition and subversion”

Luke Jennings
The Observer

Click here to read the full review from the The Observer!

Thank you to Professor Anna Morcom, our narrator and writer of Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance: Cultures of Exclusion, and Natalia Hildner, Emiko Jane Ishii, Raheem Mir, Leela Ek Paheli and Asifa Lahore for their hard work and brilliant performances on the night.

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Credit: Vipul Sangoi

If you missed the event, you can see images on our Facebook and watch this space for possible future dates and upcoming events.

Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance was also featured by A Younger Theatre, who interviewed our very own Nina Head, Artist Development and Productions Manager. Read the article here.

“This is an evening of inclusion, dance must be accessible by and to all.”

Akademi’s Nina Head
Interviewed in A Younger Theatre

Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance took place at Rich Mix on Friday 9 September.