Most Inspirational Dance Innovative 2019 - London

Akademi is a dynamic, future-facing British organisation working to encourage excellence in the practice and appreciation of South Asian dance in the UK. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Akademi creates performances, artist development opportunities, bespoke curation and education and community work with specialisation in dementia and Autism. It has taken South Asian dance to prestigious venues such as Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. In 2018, Akademi produced its recent dance theatre show The Troth – Usne Kaha Tha, directed and choreographed by Gary Clarke, that won several awards including the Herald Angel and the Lustrum awards.