Akademi produced a ‘Bharata Natyam Syllabus’ in 1999. The syllabus was compiled following extensive research into South Asian dance training needs in Britain, having identified the lack of a structured dance programme for students of classical Indian dance. With the assistance of its dance professionals and education officers, Akademi produced a ‘Bharata Natyam’ and ‘Khatak’ dance syllabus for accreditation and implementation by the South Asian Dance faculty at the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in London. The syllabus is currently used by the ISTD for its examinations and also forms a core component for AS-level dance examinations.
|Date of Creation / Publication||1999|
|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.|