The Return of Spring – Programme

Series nameBeginnings

The black and white programme of the ‘The Return of Spring’ features Unni Krishnan on the front cover. It consists of a list of characters and artists from Indian and Britain, a scene-by-scene synopsis and a detailed paragraph about the dance performers and stage designers. The programme also includes several photographs of the participating dancers featuring Chitralekha Bolar, Chelapati, Unni Krishnan, Heo Legoretta, Jayshree Naidoo, Piali Ray, Subathra Shanteepan, and Indira Thiagrajah. The back page offers an overview of the story of ‘The Return of Spring’ by Sita Narasimhan, who adapted this mythical tale for the stage.

Date of Creation / Publication1986
CreatorAcademy of Indian Dance
Associated Person/ OrganisationRajkumar, Tara
Collection and Reference NumberAkademi Collection (GB 2661 AK)
Catalogue NumberAK/BEG/RS/1
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.