The Return of Spring – Photograph

Series nameBeginnings

This is a black and white portrait photograph from the dance-drama production ‘The Return of Spring’ by the Academy of Indian Dance. It was staged at the New Olympus Theatre in Gloucester between 1986 and 1987. The photograph features dancers, Chitraleka Bolar and Chelapati both in a classical Indian dance stance. They are both attired in their character costumes.

Date of Creation / Publication1986 - 1987
CreatorDilly, Alan
Associated Person/ OrganisationRajkumar, Tara; New Olympus Theatre
Collection and Reference NumberAkademi Collection (GB 2661 AK)
Catalogue NumberAK/BEG/RS/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.