Masters of Abhinaya in South Asian dance show for Rich Mix in East London

The Masters of Indian Dance Abhinaya
The Masters of Indian Dance Abhinaya. Photo by Jaykishen Patel.

Join four of the UK’s most distinguished South Asian dance artists for the ultimate experience of expression in classical Indian dance.

Akademi: Masters of Abhinaya is being performed at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, East London on November 1.

The show will include an evening of expressive dance with elements of drama and emotion, followed by an informal discussion with the artists.

For one night only Chitra Sundaram, Padmashri Pratap Pawar, Pushkala Gopal and Sujata Banerjee will celebrate the rich breadth of Abhinaya – an ancient Indian genre of dance incorporating dramatic elements of expression, mood and emotion truly bringing the dance choreography alive.

Created for the intimate setting of Rich Mix in East London, and inspired by classical stories of India, artists will showcase their own interpretations through the art of expression.

The informal environment will allow the dancers to create a personal connection with the audience, supported by live musicians.

Following the performance, guests will be able to take part in Akademi Adda: an informal gathering of passionate, like minded individuals.

It will include a post-show discussion featuring a Q&A exploring the journey of each artist.

Together with the performers we will discover how the artists creatively engage and interpret Abhinaya at varying points of their careers.

It is the perfect opportunity to network with fellow dance lovers and discuss ideas, tips and opinions over a drink at the bar which will be open throughout.

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