From the Director’s desk
Last month was packed with excitement. Akademi continues to be a National Portfolio organisation. We are extremely grateful to Arts Council England, artists and our patrons for continuing to support us. We are looking forward to celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2019 and developing a diverse programme of work in the coming years.
The most exciting development at Akademi in the recent times has been the launch of Paul Hamlyn funded project ‘Reach Out and Reveal’ that focuses on young people in Special Education Needs (SEN) setting. I welcome Joe West into our team who will be leading on this project.
We were at Birmingham this weekend for our NAVADAL competition in partnership with One Dance UK and supported by ISTD and Sampad. It was wonderful to discover new South Asian dance talent. Congratulations to all the winners, participants and partners. I would like to thank the Akademi team, Shivaangee Agrawal and Anita Srivastava for all their hard work.
I was humbled to meet some emotional members of the audience who were touched to see Paradiso at the Bells Square. Paradiso will be touring across London as part of Circulate 2017 and we continue to look for opportunities to take it further.
Summer is busy with stimulating performances taking place across the country. We try to keep you updated with our listings. I hope you manage to see some of them and enjoy.
Mira Kaushik OBE
Artistic Director at Akademi
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