Akademi Chronicles


Choreography Commissions & Choreographic Development Fund

CHOREOGATA was a platform for emerging contemporary South Asian choreographers in the UK, established by Akademi. British based with international roots, these artists provide a fresh take on the South Asian performing arts tradition.

With the generous support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Akademi supported the creation of 18 new dance works from emerging and mid-career South Asian choreographers. Akademi’s Choreography Commissions supported artists to develop their choreographic practice. They provided exciting opportunities to showcase new work, as well as offering financial support and the very highest level of advice and mentoring.

This national scheme was delivered in partnership with Gem Arts, Sampad, Kadam, CICD, South East Dance, Yorkshire Dance, Dance Umbrella, Southbank Centre and The Place. The ACE Choreographic Development Fund was awarded to three artists, Kali Chandrasegaram, Aakash Odedra and Subathra Subramaniam in 2011. The artists were mentored by Theresa Beattie.

Video – CHOREOGATA 2011

Showreel – Southbank Centre, 24 May 2011, featuring works of Ankur Bahl, Anusha Kedhar, Kamala Devam and Revanta Sarabhai

Video – CHOREOGATA 2015

Sharing at Southbank Centre, featuring works of Kamala Devam and Subhash Viman Gorania – 17 May 2015

Video – CHOREOGATA 2016

Film – ‘If I Could Reach Home…’ by Magdalen Gorringe, featuring Magdalen Gorringe, Vidya Patel and Lakshmi Srinivasan

Video – Choreographic Development Fund 2009 – 2011

Featuring Aakash Odedra, Kali Chandrasegaram and Subathra Subramaniam

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