Akademi is honoured to have been invited to perform along side The BBC Singers and Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin
The BBC Singers and the Academy of Ancient Music perform choral music by Lully and are joined by dynamic South Asian dance company Akademi for a vibrant and contemporary interpretation of dances from Rameau’s operas in the classical Indian dance forms of Bharatanatyam and Kathak.
This is an evening where French Baroque meets Indian classical dance to create music beyond boundaries.
Sanskriti is a London-based educational institution for Indian Classical dance (Bharatanatyam) and music (Carnatic). It strives to provide a culturally enriching learning environment to the members of the community – youngsters and adults alike – focussing on Indian Classical art forms deeply rooted in the traditional way of training students. Sanskriti is run by directors Pushkala Gopal and Shruti Sriram.
Choreography – Pushkala Gopal
Dance artists – Uma Venkataraman, Abirami Namasivayam and Sudaresan Ramesh.
Amara Nritya Kala Hansa (ANKH) is a Kathak dance collective founded by Gauri Sharma Tripathi. With roots in London and Mumbai, it aims to create the process of movement through the Kathak grammar with a dynamic exchange between the world and the active perceptive of the individual, by thinking in the technical attributes of Kathak dance and bridging it with the concept of modernity. The seeds of the Kathak dance collective was put together in 2002 in the UK, and over the years the workforce has joined hands with its counterparts in India to build a dynamic and growing force in the world of Kathak in today’s world.
Choreography and performance – Shivani Sethia, Jesal Patel and Seema Patel-Sethia