Our mission is to develop artists, inspire audiences and change lives by creating, commissioning and nurturing classical, contemporary, popular and participatory South Asian dance in the UK.
We are a dynamic and future facing organisation, dedicated to redefining the parameters of south Asian dance as an art form. Founded in 1979 by the legendary Tara Rajkumar and led by artistic director Mira Kaushik since 1988, we connect South Asian dance with the wider contemporary arts sector. We engage with social, political and cultural agendas to achieve real impact. We embrace the plurality of classical, contemporary and commercial South Asian dance styles. Rooted in our local community but active across the UK, we have a global perspective with worldwide connections. Our pioneering work contributes significantly to Britain’s international reputation for innovation in South Asian dance.
Our areas of work include: Performances, learning and participation outreach work, artist development programmes and bespoke curation for events.
Akademi is an National Portfolio Organisation, publicly funded by Arts Council England.
Over the last 3 years:
artist development opportunities
Where to find us
Hampstead Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QP