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Attakkkalari India Biennieal 2017

February 3, 2017

Attakkkalari India Biennieal 2017

February 4th-6th, 2017 – 1pm and 3pm

Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 (AIB) is a platform that brings internationally acclaimed contemporary dance companies from across the globe, and produces, promotes, and showcases the works of young choreographers from South Asia. FACETS international choreography residency and Platform 17: Emerging South Asia are the two programmes that are for curating and showcasing works of young choreographers.

FACETS International Choreography Residency
A vibrant platform for exchanging ideas, knowledge, and experience create movement vocabulary, FACETS 2017 International Choreography Residency is a space for emerging choreographers to create original work or extending ideas they’ve explored before.

Under the mentorship of a team of international experts in a supportive and creative environment, seven residents create exciting new works, which premiere at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2017.

Parth Bhardwaj, Surabhi Jain, Sujay Saple, Meghna Bhardwaj, Tahnun Ahmedy, Jori Kerremans and Youngsun Kong- are this year’s residents.

Saturday, February 04 and Sunday, February 05
1.00 pm
Gurunanak Bhavan
Free Entry

Platform 17: Emerging South Asia
An integral part of the Biennial, Platform 17: Emerging South Asia presents artists from South Asia who have extended the boundaries of their craft, taken risks in their artistic practice and portrayed fluency of thought and movement in their creations. This year we present six such artists at Platform.

Aakash Odedra, Diya Naidu, Ronita Mookerji, Hemabharathy Palani, Abhilash Ningappa and Pritpal Singh will present about their work and artistic process.

Sunday, 05 and Monday, 06 February
3.00 pm
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
Free Entry

Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 has other exciting programmes lined up as well:

FACETS International Choreography Residency 2017 and Platform 17:

Emerging South Asia showcases feature works of emerging choreographers from South Asia The all new Platform Plus featuring two Indian choreographers with their latest creations Off-Stage Interventions and Dance on Camera provide opportunities to view dance in different mediums and spaces Conversation@AIB2017 to create and disseminate critical thoughts around movement arts Writing on Dance Laboratory, a 10 day writing workshop geared towards online magazine Ligament (
Studio encounters and masterclasses for lessons on dance techniques from the various visiting companies and native masters

About Attakkalari India Biennial 2017
Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts provides a national and international platform for the latest in contemporary dance and features renowned movement artists as well as emerging voices. The organisation aims to stimulate the growth of a vibrant performing arts scene in the country. The Centre also helps encourage, nurture, and mentor young talent in dance and movement arts. The 10-day dance festival will witness cutting-edge contemporary dance and digital performances from several countries, including the Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, South Korea, Poland, South Africa, Finland, and India.

True to its theme, BLR MOVES, the Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 strives to animate Bengaluru’s cityscape with movement and digital arts, infusing new energy via the main performances of the festival and various lead-up and allied activities at different iconic venues across the city.

About Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts
Attakkalari was constituted in 1992 to facilitate the development of contemporary cultural expressions in India, particularly in the performing arts, and is today recognised internationally as an important educational institution and cultural organisation in South Asia. Committed to interdisciplinary and intercultural art practices, Attakkalari provides dynamic leadership and makes strategic interventions to stimulate the growth of a vibrant contemporary performing arts scene in Bengaluru and in India as a whole. Since its inception in 2001, Attakkalari has made significant contributions to developing the performing arts scene in India, particularly in the realm of physical performance, stage technologies, choreography, and pedagogy. Driven by the underlying philosophy “Traditional Physical Wisdom, Innovation & Technology” Attakkalari has initiated several strategic and interlinked programmes, which have made a bold impact and are now inspiring and being emulated by artists and organisations working in contemporary dance and performance throughout India.

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