A World of Dance in Britain – Programme

Series nameBeginnings

As part of the 1982 seminar ‘The Place of Indian Dance in British Culture’, the Academy of Indian Dance presented two evening dance performances held at the Commonwealth Institute on 14 and 15 October 1982. The black and white programme features a paragraph biography on the various dance companies and artistes participating in the performances. Some of the featured dancers were Priya and Pratap Pawar, Chitra Sundaram, Shobana Jeyasingh, Tara Rajkumar, Nahid Siddiqui, Great Indian Bhangra Dancers, and performers from the United Artists Association.

Date of Creation / Publication1982
CreatorAcademy of Indian Dance
Associated Person/ OrganisationRajkumar, Tara; Commonwealth Institute
Collection and Reference NumberAkademi Collection (GB 2661 AK)
Catalogue NumberAK/BEG/ED/5
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Akademi.
Series notesAkademi: South Asian Dance was known as The Academy of Indian Dance for over 10 years since its establishment in 1979. This grouping, Beginnings, focuses on the first ten years of the organisation (1979-1989) and traces its pioneering work in increasing accessibility to Indian dance and creating a space for Indian dance in contemporary British culture.
Collection notesThe 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.