““Very high quality. ””
“Utterly enthralling dancers in Hotung Gallery British Museum this afternoon and evening as part of Akademi’s 40th anniversary celebrations!” ”
A peek into the history of South Asia through two powerful instruments of imparting cultural heritage – sculpture and performing arts – one frozen in time and the other ever-evolving. In this culminating event in Akademi’s 40th anniversary programme, audience got to experience the artistry, fluidity and variance of Indian Classical dance styles performed on traditional music against the backdrop of the exquisite sculptures in the Hotung Gallery.
Consultant Director: Divya Kasturi
Dancers: Archita Kumar, Odissi Ensemble (Elena Catalano, Kavita Kaur and Maryam Shakiba), Upahaar School of Dance (Daniella Zak Zara Varghese and Piya Verma), Payal Ramchandani and Suhani Dhanki. Musician:
Akademi 40th anniversary Producer: Nina Head
Images: Simon Richardson
Film: James Williams
Arts Council England and The British Museum.
Special thanks to
Richard Blurton, Sushma Ansari and Freddie Matthews from The British Museum.