Bengaluru, 28th Jan, 2019:
The Attakkalari Interim Festival held between 1 – 10 February in Bengaluru promises to be an important festival for the contemporary dance and movement arts in India and South Asia.
Keepung with Attakkalari’s tradition of spreading the reach of contemporary movement arts and Keeping with Atta providing a platform for cutting edge innovative practices across the globe, the Attakkalari Interinm Festival 201 projects at Rangashankara Theatre and Attakkalari Studios in Bengalurufrom 1 to 10 February 2019 This festival marks the launch of a new phase for Attakkalari and its strategic initiatives in dance. 9 presents a multitude of international performances and transdisciplinary partnership the contemporary dance community growing steadily in India, the festival focuses on creating opportunities and strengthening international collaborations to prototype and produ provo king original new works. The festival will witness ground-breaking performances and collaborative projects from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Spain, Britain, France an d Korea.
The festival opens with SITUATION WITH DOPPELGÄNGER, a ahn from Germany, the Focus Country for the Attakkalari Interim Festival 2019. While Situation with Doppelgängerdeals with the appropriation of “black” and other forms of minority dances in pop culture, Andrea Peña and Company from Canada looks at resilience as the capacity of a strained body to recover after deformation. Switzerland’s CocoonDance explores rhythm and spe onlydriving force for a unified movement and the Daniel# Abreu Company (Spain) investigates the concept of construction and destruction. The exciting line-up of performances at the festival has something for everyone!
The Attakkalari Interim Festival offers different genres of memorable performances, workshops, masterclasses, meet the artist sessions and multiple models of transdisciplinary explorations. As the cutting edge works from the global contemporary dance come to Bengaluru, we request yo us spread the word and reacho healthier society. u to help Attakkalari continues to be the lead organization working in the field of contemporary dance and movement arts in India today and has an impeccable track record of delivering high quality projects. With Education at the core of all its initiatives, Attakkalari’s carefully crafted, two-yearDiploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media is going strong and is designed to empower young dancers with the requisite skills to work both in the performative and educational contexts, in India and internationally. Sankshipta, our three months executive certification course in contemporary dance and allied disciplines is structured specific students. To make Movement Arts more accessible, Attakkalari has launched the Ben Dance Project with customised innovative short courses in different styles of dance, martial ar yoga, fitness and theatre for aspiring youngsters between 5 and 30 years of age, culminating in a public performance aided by state of the art stage technologies. Attakkalari’s Mobile Academy runs regular courses in IT (Hyderabad), National School of Drama, Srishti School of Art and Design and many schools in Bengaluru.The Summer Programme gives an excellent opportunity for young children and adults from all over India to explore dance, movement and theatre as a way of expression and forge new friendships and broaden their horizons.
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