During the COVID-19 lock-down days, spirits were lifted as the South Asian dance sector connected virtually on the Manch UK Facebook platform. Sanjeevini Dutta recalls some of the revelations that shook and delighted.
The task of putting South Asian dance on the map of London and the UK was a tall order. When Pushkala Gopal, dancer and former Director of the Academy of Indian Dance, left in 1984, the fledgling organisation still needed a lot of nurturing.
#Je Suis, Aakash Odedra's first full-length ensemble piece, is a thoughtful and sensitive response to the social and political upheavals taking place across the Middle East and Europe. Sanjeevini Dutta spoke to Aakash ahead of this autu