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Fest to Celebrate Contemporary Dance

Published: 21st January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st January 2015 02:52 AM   |  A+A-

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BENGALURU: The seventh edition of Attakkalari India Biennial (AIB), considered South Asia’s largest contemporary dance and movement arts festival, will be held in the city from February 6-15.

With the theme ‘Dance Connect’, the 10-day festival will strive to foster new connections in producing, presenting and receiving contemporary dance locally and globally. This year, the event will be held at three venues across the city — Ranga Shankara, Chowdiah Memorial Hall and Alliance Francaise.

SCHEDULE.JPGContemporary dance and digital performances by participants from New Zealand, France, Germany, China, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Korea, UK, South Asia and India will be the highlight of the event.

“From its inception in 2000, AIB has developed a committed audience base not only in Bengaluru but all over India, and increasingly, internationally. This year, we aim to elevate the festival to a whole new level with a host of imaginative performances and workshops, which will capture the imagination of a vast audience,” said Jayachandran Palazhy, artistic director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bengaluru. The Trust, which provides a platform for contemporary performance arts movement, has come up with initiatives to help young and emerging choreographers through the festival.

One such is FACETS, a choreography residency space, which aims to facilitate exchange of ideas, perspectives, experiences and feedback for 10 choreographers from Australia, India, Korea, Sri Lanka and the UK to create new works to be presented at the festival.

Another is ‘Platform 15-Emerging South Asia,’ a forum to present works by choreographers and movement artistes from South Asia and enable them to connect with artistes, technicians, academics and curators.  The initiative ‘Writing on Dance Laboratory’ has been designed as an editorial space to facilitate deeper discourse.



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