Coming of Age – Photograph

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This is an A4 black and white, landscape photograph taken during Akademi’s production, ‘Coming of Age’. It features the dancer Navtej Singh Johar, in a traditional classical Indian dance stance in the foreground. In the background a large Ferris wheel structure without carriages is visible. The performer is wearing a traditional long coat over loose fitting trousers or ‘sharwani’. ‘Coming of Age’ was produced to mark Akademi’s 21st birthday and was performed outdoors on the walkways of the Royal Festival Hall, London on 11-12 August 2000.

Date of Creation / Publication2000
Associated Person/ OrganisationRajkumar, Tara; Johar, Navtej Singh
Collection and Reference NumberAkademi Collection (GB 2661 AK)
Catalogue NumberAK/PRE/13
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Akademi.
Series notesAkademi: 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 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.
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