Akademi at Dialled In Festival, 22 July

Akademi returns to Dialled In for the second year

Sat 22 July 2023, 5pm to 6pm
William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

Dialled in is an artist-led movement platforming South Asian music, art & culture.

Following a NPO grants by the Arts Council this year, Dialled In : The Park around the corner, moved its footprint to North London and became an event for people of all ages.

Akademi curated a BollyWaack performance and workshop led by artists from BollyRed Dance Company.

Artists Aanchal Gupta and Manna Prince took the participants on an hour-long journey of fun, movement and a whole new adventure – which was sold out despite the wet weather!

They demonstrated an unusual style – BollyWaack – a fusion of two distinct dance genres originating halfway across the world from each other – Bollywood, popular worldwide for its dramatic movement on upbeat Indian music and Waacking, the rebellious empowering street dance of LA. Together they will give a new take on storytelling through dance, with glimpses of Indian semiclassical style (relaxed version of Indian classical dances) rich in Mudras (hand gestures), Aada (expressions), and grace.

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