Akademi Blog

Working in Lockdown

Working in Lockdown

Our Learning and Participation artists have shown a huge amount of dedication, flexibility and kindness in supporting us to continue taking dance to communities during these unprecedented times. We asked them to reflect on their experiences of working differently during lockdown and their blog posts give a fascinating insight into their approaches.

The Versatility of Performance Archives

The Versatility of Performance Archives

Akademi Heritage Project volunteer Kate Smith explores the versatility of performance archives through 3 innovative ways in which archival material can be used for outreach.

Tracing Akademi’s Timeline Through the Archives

Tracing Akademi’s Timeline Through the Archives

In this Heritage Project blogpost, Maria Galvin writes about her experience of discovering Akademi through its archives and tracing a historical timeline of the organisation over the forty years of its existence.

Aharyabhinaya in Odissi

Aharyabhinaya in Odissi

#WednesdayWisdom | Akademi’s latest blog bringing pearls of wisdom from South Asian dance. This week, Odissi dancer Pallavi Basak Vijay illustrates the meaning and background of the style’s ornamentation, hair-style and costumes.

Introduction to Kalarippayattu

Introduction to Kalarippayattu

#WednesdayWisdom | Akademi’s latest blog bringing pearls of wisdom from South Asian dance. This week, Bharatanatyam artist Geetha Sridhar shares her knowledge on the use of mudras in the ancient martial art technique Kalarippayattu.

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