Akademi presented two free performances at Kings Place, London.
15th September 2012
Akademi presented Odissi Ensemble- Kalpavriksha
Nitin Sawhney Laugh, Daydream & Kite
Kronos Quartet Tashweesh (Interference)
Performer(s): Katie Ryan, Khavita Kaur Rendhawa
Originally created in response to the beautiful natural surroundings of South Hill Park, this dance piece celebrates the stability and vitality of trees and the backdrop that they provide to our daily existence. Reaching out in all directions to weave a canopy above and network below, they represent a link between the earthly and the spiritual and have become the focus of pilgrimage, thanksgiving and wish-making in many cultures.
The dancers use classical South Asian and Contemporary movement styles to explore the tradition of the Kalpavriksha as dreams take flight under the shade of its branches.
16th September 2012
Akademi presented Bharatanatyam with Srishti- Nina Rajarani
Nina Rajarani MBE choreographer
Srishti – Nina Rajarani Dance Creations is a London based dance company that exists to create and present work that maintains the authenticity of Indian classical dance and music whilst presenting these forms in innovative ways and within contemporary contexts.
Srishti tours both its small-scale and mid-scale performance works nationally in the UK and internationally.
The company prides itself upon providing innovative dance and music workshops to young people and has an extensive range of workshop packages and longer residencies available for schools and theatres.
In this performance, Srishti presented classical Bharatanatyam dance piece repertory.