Commissioned by the Mayor of London, the Trafalgar Square Festival 2007 welcomes the best British and international street performers, who descend on the capital's recently rejuvenated central square for a programme of the spectacular, the unknown and the downright unusual. Akademi presents Dreaming Now as part of a three-week Indian-themed Trafalgar Square Festival from 2 – 19 August.
Dreaming Now is a South Asian dance-led contemporary spectacle, with a significant cast of dancers directed by dancer/choreographers Mavin Khoo, Gauri Sharma Tripathi and Jennifer Irons to a remixed sound track arranged by international DJ Per Qx with contributions from Niraj Chag. Featuring a special appearance by Liz Lea.
Dreaming Now juxtaposes the lyricism of Kathak and Ballet with the spirited dynamics of Bharatanatyam, modern dance and circus. Punctuated by special effects, this vivid and fresh piece emphasises the way dreams can change in an instant, combining elements that clash at first glance, but ultimately work together to create a new reality.
Akademi would like to thank Bradley Hemmings and Greenwich & Docklands Festival’s Team.