V&A Museum Family festival – The Shape of Us!, 19 Aug

Bharatanatyam artist wearing green saree striking a standing pose in front of two cream pillars and two persian rugs on the wall behind.
Anjana Bala performing at V&A Museum Family Festival 2023, photo - Justin Jones

Akademi was invited by Victoria & Albert Museum to curate the Roots to Home section during their family festival, The Shape of Us! on 19 Aug. Bharatanatyam artist, Anjana Bala, did a short performance followed by a family‑friendly interactive workshop.

Drawing upon key elements of Bharatanatyam during the workshop, the audience used gestures (mudras), Carnatic rhythms, and movement to explore what home means to us. The session was for families of all ages and no prior dance or movement experience was required to participate.

Where: South Asia, Room 41
When: 11.30 – 12.15 and 13.00 – 13.45

Photos – Justin Jones

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