Since 1979, Akademi has been taking South Asian dance into unconventional spaces in the UK, re-defining the parameters of the artform itself. Having celebrated our thirtieth anniversary, our passion for encouraging excellence in the practice of South Asian dance in Britain burns as bright as ever.As a dynamic, future-facing organisation, our priorities for action change in response to developments in dance and in the society in which we live. We are a local organisation with a global perspective and worldwide connections. Our pioneering work contributes significantly to Britain’s international reputation for innovation in South Asian dance.We actively push the boundaries of where dance can appear by producing performances for unusual places. Our productions embrace and are inspired by extraordinary architecture and public spaces.