Akademi is the UK's leading South Asian Dance Company. Established in 1979, they have taken South Asian Dance into various spaces and audiences.
Their latest show, Paradiso: Man’s Enduring Search for Perfection brings together an international creative team and a diverse cast to create cosmic choreography. Inspired by the final part of Dante’s Divine Comedy and the astrological influences of the Navagrahas (nine planets) of Hindu mythology, the production will combine dance, music, speech and spectacular visual tableaux – and will bring vibrant dynamism to unexpected locations.
Akademi will be based at Watermans Art Centre, where it will be developed to a tour-ready stage.
Akademi is delighted to have received the Circulate Commission and is really excited to begin a second phase of creation in residency with our host commissioner Watermans Arts Centre. We wouldn't be able to develop the work to tour or reach out and engage with diverse communities without this support. We believe that through this partnership we will develop an engaging outdoor performance of quality that is fully accessible.