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