The Adventures of Mowgli – Photograph

Series nameBeginnings

This black and white portrait photograph depicts a young Akram Khan playing the role of Mowgli and Pushkala Gopal who played Baloo the Bear in ‘The Adventures of Mowgli’. The character Mowgli is wearing a salwar and is seated at the feet of Baloo the Bear, looking up at her. The character Baloo is wearing a saree and she is featured in a traditional dance pose.

Date of Creation / Publication1984
Associated Person/ OrganisationRajkumar, Tara; Khan, Akram
Collection and Reference NumberAkademi Collection (GB 2661 AK)
Catalogue NumberAK/BEG/AM/3
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.