Akademi at 40 | Descendants (2019)
Inventive new work from UK’s three leading female choreographers in South Asian Dance.
Presented at Southbank Centre, Sunday 29 September 2019.
A triple bill of ground-breaking new work from UK’s three leading female choreographers in South Asian Dance – Mayuri Boonham, Sonia Sabri and Gauri Sharma Tripathi. In this evening, they explored the social and emotional barriers in one’s life and the determined labour to overcome them.
“Amazing & inspiring evening of dance at Southbank Centre presented by Akademi featuring work by fantastic choreographers Mayuri Boonham, Sonia Sabri & Gauri Sharma Tripathi.”Asjad Nazir, Columnist, Eastern Eye
“Descendants : This tight trio of dynamic new dance works by Gauri Sharma Tripathi (exultant energy), Sonia Sabri (body-slapping doubt & determination) & Mayuri Boonham (questioning aspiration & tension) = a panoramic depiction of aspects of female power…”Donald Hutera, Critic
Silhouette | The Borderline by ANKH Dance
|Choreography||Gauri Sharma Tripathi and Ashley Lobo|
|Dancers||Shivani Sethia, Seema Patel, Jesal Patel, Tarini Tripathi and Saloni Saraf|
Eve Rising by Mayuri Boonham
|Musicians||Apple Blossom, Peter Garland, Simon Arriola, Aidan Hammond, Alex Henshaw and Andrew Woolcock, from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire|
|Music Rehearsal Director||Jason Huxtable|
Spill by Sonia Sabri
|Choreography and performance||Sonia Sabri|
|Composer and Musical Director||Sarvar Sabri|
|Original Lighting Design||Prema Mehta|
|Costume Design||Sonia Sabri|
|Costume Maker||Harpreet Kundi|
|Vocals||Berty Dormay, Adama Khouma and Sarvar Sabri|
|Artistic Consultant||Nikky Smedley|
Akademi 40th anniversary
Arts Council England and Southbank Centre.
Special thanks to
Rupert Thompson, Hiren Raghunath Chate, Navdhara, New Dimension Arts