Dance in Hospitals
Akademi also provides weekly ward performances at West Middlesex Hospital with one Indian Classical dance artist. These performances take place every Tuesday afternoon across the older peoples’ and paediatric wards.
CW+, Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, has commissioned Akademi to present these performances.
Akademi works regularly with Breathe to provide performances as part of their Lunchtime performing arts programme in the central hall of St Thomas’ Hospital. These performances are free and open to patients, staff and visitors.
Akademi has also provided participatory workshops within the older peoples’ wards at Newham Hospital in collaboration with the Dementia and Delirium team. These workshops bring South Asian dance to those who are bedbound and not able to access group workshops.
Vital Arts and Akademi are also partnering for Tate Exchange 2018 alongside Musicians in Hospitals and continuing to bring Akademi’s dance artist to more hospitals within the trust.