Akademi at 40

Celebrating 40 inspiring years

In 2019 Akademi celebrates 40 years of imagining, inspiring, connecting and creating with an exciting programme of events and opportunities.


News and Press

#DancePassion | The Troth online

#DancePassion | The Troth online

As part of #DancePassion’s live streaming day on Friday 5 April, Akademi is once more making available its recent production The Troth.

7:00 pm
An intimate evening with Akademi’s founder. Join us for an intimate evening with Akademi’s visionary founder and celebrated Mohiniattam artist, Tara Rajkumar OAM, who visits London from Australia to attend Akademi’s 40th anniversary celebrations. She[...]
The Bhavan
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Akademi at 40 in the archives Join us for a unique evening of performance, film and dialogue, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of leading South Asian dance company Akademi. This evening marks the evolution of[...]
V&A Museum
12:00 am
This October, young British Asian artists take over Rich Mix in a two-day British Asian cross-arts festival. Co-Artistic Directors Shane Shambhu and Nina Head, along with guest curator Parbati Chaudhury, arrange this first-of-a-kind festival which sees[...]
Rich Mix
Nov 1 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
8:30 pm
An evening of powerful, ambitious and original work from early career South Asian choreographers. Akademi’s SPARKPLUGS initiative presents powerful, ambitious and original work of early career South Asian choreographers, by providing platforms and introducing audiences[...]
Watermans Arts Centre

Akademi Associated

2019 is Akademi’s 40th anniversary year and we want to celebrate the breadth and richness of South Asian dance in the UK. We’ve invited artists to submit information on London-based events that they are planning between April 2019 and April 2020 to form the Akademi Associated programme.
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
YAATRA A captivating evening of solo Kathak and Contemporary dance by British Indian artist Jaivant Patel Dance. A fresh perspective on South Asian LGBTQ+ narratives, faith and spirituality; YAATRA celebrates two cultures and the intersectionality[...]
Tara Theatre