November 2, 2019 – November 3, 2019 all-day
5 Nether St
North Finchley, London N12 7NL

An enchanting season celebrating Indian dance collaborations.

Hemantika 2019 will showcase unique partnerships across the rich variety of Indian classical and other distinct dances including Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Chhau, Mohininatyam, Kuchipuri, Uday Shankar style and of course, Kathak!

Featuring the best of established and emerging British artists, the varied programme includes performances, workshops, film and debate. We’re also excited to offer a one-of-a-kind Chhau martial arts dance workshop with the renowned Santosh Nair from India.

Now in its fourth year, Hemantika is one of UK’s standout dance festivals and is held in the last few days of  autumn, or as Rabindranath Tagore called it, the season ‘Hemantika‘.

The brainchild of Sujata Banerjee, the Festival brings together dance artists, practitioners, students, and regular and new audiences to offer an immersive dance experience, thereby creating an energy and buzz akin to the invigorating cultural maahol (environment) found in India.

Celebrating 40 inspiring years.

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.