Coming of Age
On the 11th and 12th of August 2000, Southbank Centre, with its walkways, terraces and surrounding walls was transformed into a floodlit performance space for South Asian dance, celebrating 21 years of Akademi, and over 21 years of South Asian dance in Britain.
Artistic Direction: Keith Khan
Assistant Artistic Direction: Pushkala Gopal
Artistic Facilitation: Navtej Johar
Composition: Shrikanth Sriram
Lighting Design: Simon Corder
Associate Design: Hattie Barsby
Producer: Penny Andrews
Direction and Choreography: Mavin Khoo (Bharatanatyam), Filip Van Huffel (Kathak), Chris Bannerman (Classical Live), Satish Shah (Folk dance)
Arts Council of England, the Lottery Board of the Arts Council of England, London Arts Board, Asian Music Circuit, Sampad, Sony Asia, Asia House, Aditi, Camden Borough Council, Chor Bizzar, Gulbenkian Foundation, Mela, Nehru Centre and Tamarind.
Images: Ali Zaidi