Akademi Chronicles



DAREDEVAS was our artist development platform for mid-career Classical Indian dance artists. Since its beginning in 2005, DAREDEVAS supported established artists to engage with and refine their performativity. From 2017, DAREDEVAS focused on working with live music.

Each DAREDEVAS project was supported by and developed in collaboration with a team of technicians, mentors, lighting designers and a production coordinator. The programme was funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Video – DAREDEVAS 2006

Performed at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, 7-8 October 2006

Video – DAREDEVAS 2008


Video – DAREDEVAS 2014

Meet the artists – Arunima Kumar and Sarvani

Video – DAREDEVAS 2017

Trailer for Sooraj Subramaniam’s Margam

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