” Choreographed by international choreographers and performed by 60dancersof Attakkalari’s Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media 2018-19″
The Graduation Show by the 13h batch of students of Attakkalari’s Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media to be held from 6pm onwards on 9th& 10th August 2019 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru is a very unique event and showcases the enthusiasm and talent of the students and the comprehensive training they have received under the tutelage of globally reputed choreographers. The Show is rightly the creative culmination of the two- year intensive, multi-disciplinary training program, the Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media, pioneered by Attakkalari in 2006. Event details:The Graduation Show features myriad works choreographed by a star-studded panel of international and Indian choreographers and will be performed with panache by 60 graduating students. The exhilarating shows spread over two days will feature fresh and intricate group choreographies in Bharatanatyam and martial art Kalarippayattu by masters of those disciplines along with cutting edge contemporary pieces by internationally acclaimed choreographers Stefano Fardelli from Italy, Teresa Rotemberg from Switzerland and lon Garnika from Spain. Attakkalari’s Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media remains India’s best professional and comprehensive training programme for dancers. It is an intensive, comprehensive, two-year training programme in contemporary dance and allied subjects. Since the inception of the Diploma programme in 2006, many dancers have graduated from Attakkalari, and have gone on to perform, teach, and choreograph in India and abroad. This is the 13th batch of the carefully crafted Diploma programme, designed to enable young dancers with the requisite skills to work both in the performative and educational contexts in India and internationally. Incoming students are selected through multiple auditions happening around the country in different cities. The next batch of the two-year Diploma programme will commence in September 2019. Students Profile: Over the last decade and a half, the Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media has attained such high reputation that it attracts students from all over India and abroad. Although the eligibility is 12 standard or equivalent pass, a number of highly qualified professionals such as doctors, fashion designers, architects, and the like areparticipating in the program. There are students from Canada, USA and Denmarktoo.
New Milestone: This year’s Gradua:ion Show is particularly very spedal for Attakkalari and the city’s cultural landscape as the organization has crossed yet another milestone-the establishment of a multi-arts centre in the heart of the cityon 6th Cross in Wilson Garden,very close to its earlier premises.Equipped with multiple well-designed and spacious studios, a performance arena, a cafeteria and an array of technical and administrative facilities, the 4-storeyed building provides an Inclusive space for multi-disciplinary educational activities, performances and events for all age groups. The studios namely: Suryakanti, Gulmohar andSampike, performance spaceRangamandala as well as the 6 rooms in 2 fully furnished apartments cffer a new artistic clusterfor performances, residencies, professional education, community classes, workshops, etc not just for Attakkalari’s cwn use but also for other like-minded artists and arts organizations, adding to the cultural vibrancy of Bengaluru city Says Jayachandran Palazhy, Artistic Director, Attakkalari, *This year marks the coming of age of sorts for Attakkalari. Since its inception ir Bangalore in 2001, Attakkalari has produced many artists and contributed immensely to the development of contemporary dance in India and even impacted other performing arts disciplines. After moving to a state- of-the-art 4-storey building in Wilson Garden in March 2019, this will be the first graduation of our landmark Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media. It is just incredible, very special and so rewarding to see hcw 60 very talented, aspiring and young dancers from all over India and other parts cf the world are working so hard and with dedication to achieve their artistic goals with able guidance of ndian masters and acclaimed international choreographers in diverse performance and physical forms. The graduation performance is such a pleasant surprise and an occasion where talent, dedication and sheer artistry are celebrated. To top it all, we are very haopy that the Goverrment of Karnataka has given a piece of land in Bengaluru to Attakkalari to build a Centre for Innovation in Performing Arts, which will help to transform the arts scene of the city in many ways.”
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