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Uploaded on Jun 8, 2011
Akademi enjoyed being a part of numerous Big Dance events in 2010 promoting South Asian dance through workshops and performance tacross London. This was a fantastic opportunity to promote dance to a wider audience. Akademi worked with Big Dance to raise awareness of the extensive forms of dance through participatory workshops and performance.
From March - July 2010 Akademi worked with 10-16 year olds from five local schools and youth groups from the London borough of Lambeth to raise awareness of new dance styles, heighten the profile of dance and young people in the borough and encourage more performance opportunities in interesting public spaces.
In July the group performed their group choreographed Garba folk dance and Bhangra piece in Windrush Square, Brixton. Children and families from the area were invited in to The Ritzy Picture house for a free screening of "Bride and Prejudice"- kindly supported by film director Gurinder Chadha.
The live dance performance marked the end of a successful 6-week dance project which was funded by Lambeth City Learning and London Councils and managed by Lambeth Arts Service for Big Dance 2010.