Coming of Age was a site specific multi-media performance event produced by Akademi and hosted by the South Bank Centre, August 2000.

Coming of Age celebrated both the dawning of a new century and Akademi’s 21st birthday.

For one evening, the walkways, terraces and walls surrounding the Royal Festival Hall were transformed into floodlit performance spaces for the best of South Asian dance in London.

Approximately 100 professional performers—classical, folk and contemporary —presented their work in a spectacular free show which celebrated the richness and diversity of culture in the capital, as we moved towards the new millennium.