Akademi Newsletter

January 2020

What have we been up to

Since the Lockdown, we’ve all been living and working differently. Although our usual programme of Dance Well sessions and Reach Out and Reveal projects were suddenly halted, we tried to see the challenge as an opportunity. Our team has been hard at work (remotely!) with the unwavering support from our wonderful artists to continue taking South Asian dance to older adults and young children with autism.

We have also used this time to listen to artists through surgeries, provide professional development opportunities, support creative ideas through seed funding, provide a platform to connect and exchange ideas and offer mentoring support to artists. We feel privileged to be able to collaborate and work with artists in so many different ways during these challenging times.

We are also in the process of thinking about the future of live performances and how we can continue to take South Asian dance to communities. Suba, our Artistic Director, has been part of the Culture RESET programme, and Akademi have collaborated with partners like Camden Council, Greater London Authority and The National Dance Network on events and activities focussed on dance development.

Warm wishes, Team Akademi

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