Organisations NW3 4QP Tel: 0207 691 3210 www.akademi.co.uk

Akademi – South Asian Dance UK

A development organisation working to increase the practice, understanding and appreciation of South Asian Dance and related performing arts. Provides training, education and community work and a free advice and information service on South Asian art forms. Ak?demi strives to be a bridge between the South Asian classical and contemporary dance worlds; support the development of high quality dance training and create opportunities for research and debate; make South Asian dance accessible by creating innovative projects, demystifying the art form, confronting prejudice and challenging preconceptions. It promotes the understanding and development of the South Asian dance form through classes, workshops, master-classes, seminars / discussions, work in schools and with community and special needs groups.

Akademi is a cutting-edge, progressive South Asian dance organisation, based in the heart of London. It works to enhance the practice, understanding and appreciation of South Asian dance across the UK within a contemporary artistic, social and educational context. Its work is modern and holistic, informed by the traditions and rich heritage of South Asian dance and driven by the needs of South Asian dance artists in the UK.

A pioneer in its field, Akademi is known for its achievements in training, education and community work. It strives towards relevance, accessibility and excellence in all its initiatives.

Akademi aspires to:
· position South Asian dance as a part of mainstream dance in the UK
· establish South Asian dance as an important force in contemporary British culture
· increase the enjoyment and understanding of all South Asian dance forms
· develop, train and nuture South Asian dance artists
· stimulate research and debate about South Asian dance
· create groundbreaking and inspiring dance experiences

Akademi realises its aspirations through an energetic and varied programme of innovative projects that nuture the individual artist and encourage the diversity
of South Asian dance forms. It achieves this through our three main departments:
· Production, Training and Professional Development – Promoting excellence within the profession
· Education and Community Programme – South Asian dance for everyone
· Resource and Public Services – Information on and for the UK South Asian dance profession

Akademi works to create links and partnerships with local, national and international venues and organisations.

It strives to develop the broadest possible support and audiences for South Asian dance.

Akademi have a lot of resources which can be used by teachers / workshop leaders / youth groups. Contact the resource and marketing department at Akademi who deals with all enquires.

Hampstead Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
Belsize Park
London NW3 4QP
Tel: 020 7691 3210
Fax: 020 7691 3211
Email: info@akademi.co.uk

Education & community enquiries – Email: education@akademi.co.uk

Professional development & training enquiries – Email: dt@akademi.co.uk

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