Vibrant fun and thought-provoking, Akademi explore humanity's complex relationship with plastics; the fantastic possibilities they offer, as well as the drastic consequences to the environment.
Drawing from the Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam and South Asian dance techniques, Plastic Drastic Fantastic investigates plastics and the dangers of their misuse through intricate movement, gestures, and play, infused with audience interaction.
The processes and stories underpinning this dance project have been steered by children and young people, who are at the heart of the research for this work, created in consultation with material scientists at UCL.
Co-produced with Polka Theatre. Supported using funding through Arts Council England.