Akademi @ The Royal Collection Trust

This summer Akademi returned to The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace collaborating with Royal Collection Trust on performances and community programmes. Inspired by the current exhibition ‘Splendours of the Subcontinent’ , Akademi curated classical Indian dance, music and storytelling performances connected to the exhibits and the era in which they are set.

Over the months of August and September, we will be working with members of four community groups, including older adults and women’s groups, across London to deliver a five-week workshop programme. This series will culminate in performances by the participants at The Queen’s Gallery on 3 and 17 September. These workshops are funded by the Bagri Foundation.

The events include:

12 July – ‘Eastern Encounters’ Thursday Late. Performance by Ankh dance and Upahaar Dance School.

24 July – Community Leaders Day. Performances by Parbati Chaudhury and Shyam Dattani, Madhusoodanan Satchithanandan and Amritpal Singh Dhuffer.

4 and 5 August – Family Festival weekend. Storytelling by Seema Anand, performances by Abirami Easwaran and Anirudh Mukherjee.

August and September – Community group programme led by Parbati Chaudhury, Elena Catalano, Archita Kumar and Rachel Waterman. Performances on 3 and 17 September.

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