This is an A5 flyer for ‘Improvisasians ’99’, a series of choreographic workshops implemented by Akademi in association with the South Bank Centre. The foreground depicts a dancer’s body in motion. The workshops were organised specifically for South Asian dance performers and were held in July and August 1999. Six of the world’s most renowned choreographers; Rosemary Lee, Jamie Watton, Richard Alston, Janet Smith, Shobana Jeyasingh and Peter Badejo, led practical dance sessions which provided South Asian dancers with the opportunity to explore western and eastern choreographic techniques. The workshop leaders also offered an insight into their own individual creative processes. The six workshops took place at The Hothouse at The Royal Festival Hall in London.
|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.|