Heritage Performance Commission
Akademi has pioneered a new initiative that sits at the intersection of choreography, community and performance.
Selecting 6 objects from a wide range of past Akademi projects and initiatives, we commissioned 3 dance artists to choose one archival object each, and use it as a springboard for a new choreographic exploration and to inspire a workshop for Key Stage 2 school pupils.
Hiten Mistry, Jaymini Sahai and Sophie Holland worked together as a new team to develop and deliver these workshops through the digital medium, creating a comprehensive package for primary schools.
If you are interested in booking this free package for your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The challenges of pandemic-related restrictions lead to a special journey for this project, with the artists adapting their work from live to digital delivery. You can get a glimpse into the process behind it in this short documentary.
Hiten is a Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher, choreographer and an enthusiastic facilitator, working in education, health and community settings. His teaching focuses on technique, body conditioning and dance history. As a choreographer he explores the versatility of Bharatanatyam form, yet maintains its integrity. He is the Artistic Director of East Midlands company Bharata Natyam Leicester.
Mansi Dabral Uniyal (Trainee Artist)
Mansi shadowed the three Lead Artists throughout the project.