This is an A5 flyer for a one-day conference organised by Akademi which was held at the Lindbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House on 24 March 2002. The conference debated what defines South Asian aesthetics and the motivations behind South Asian performers in the UK. High profile personalities who participated in the conference included Tariq Ali, Chris Bannerman, Philip Dodd, Suran Goonatilake, Shobana Jeyasingh, Anish Kapoor, Shekhar Kapur, Girish Karnad, Raminder Kaur, Akram Khan, Naseem, Khan, Mavin Khoo, Daniel Meja, DJ Mukul, Indhu Rubasinghma, Nahid Siddiqui, Talvin Singh and Chitra Sundaram. This Akademi conference was supported by London Arts as part of its 2002 “Connecting Flights: New Cultures of the Diaspora” programme.
|Date of Creation / Publication||2002|
|Associated Person/ Organisation||Rajkumar, Tara|
|Collection and Reference Number||Akademi Collection (GB 2661 AK)|
|Copyright||The Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable|
|Access to originals||The originals belong to Akademi.|
|Series notes||Akademi: South Asian Dance, previously known as The Academy of Indian Dance, adopted its new name in the early 1990s, a turning point for the development of the organisation and the refocusing of its aims.|
|Collection notes||The digitised material from the Akademi: South Asian Dance Collection consists of documents and images from the establishment of the company, when it was called the Academy of Indian Dance up to the present time. Also included are flyers, photographs and education material pertaining to various productions, workhshops and seminars.|