Admissions open for September 2016

We are excited to announce admissions for our one-year diploma programme! Interested applicants must audition, either in person at our studio in Bangalore, or by online video submission. Register for an audition here. Now in its eleventh year, Attakkalari’s Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media remains India’s best professional training programme for dancers. Incoming students must have some movement experience (though not necessarily in contemporary dance) and must be physically able to meet the demands of a full-time dance training programme. The Diploma has gained considerable popularity as a one-of-its-kind course in India, and students from all over India seek admission to this course. The Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media is an intensive, comprehensive, one-year training programme in contemporary dance. Since its inception in 2006, the diploma programme has graduated dancers who have gone on to perform, teach, and choreograph in India and abroad. As part of the curriculum of the Diploma programme, we have regular classes in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Bharatanatyam, Kalaripayattu, Folk and Traditional forms, ​Stage Technologies etc. For more details you may also contact +91 80 2212 3684, 4148 3534, 4146 7690 or email education@attakkalari.org

EVENTS CALENDAR

August 2016

20th

Attakkalari Graduation Day, 10th Year Celebration

Regional Theatre, Thrissur

16th

Attakkalari Graduation Day, 10th Year Celebration

The Music Academy, Chennai

13th

Attakkalari Graduation Day, 10th Year Celebration

Guru Nanak Bhavan, Bangalore

6th-7th

Masterclass by Attila Egerházi

Attakkalari Studios

July 2016

30th-31st

Dance/Physical Theatre workshop by Carlos Pons Guerra

Attakkalari Studios

30th

Community Showcase

Attakkalari Studios

23rd-24th

Workshop on Contemporary Dance by Jayachandran Palazhy

Chennai

22nd

A Talk on Dancing Gender by Carlos Pons Guerra

Attakkalari Studios

17th

Repertoire Workshop with Carlos Pons Guerra

Attakkalari Studios

June 2016

19th

Angavyuh

Balatonfüred, Hungary

19th

Angavyuh

Esztergom, Hungary

18th

Angavyuh

Szentendre, Hungary

18th

Angavyuh

Városháza Park, Budapest, Hungary

17th

Angavyuh

Vigado Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

16th-20th

Flying Low and Improvisation Workshop by Narendra Patil

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

4th-5th

Advanced Workshop on Lighting Design

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

May 2016

31st

Master Class in Kuttiyattam with Usha Nangiar

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

17th

Masterclass in Thevarattam with Shri Nellai Manikandan

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April-May 2016

30th-14th

Summer Workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April 2016

9th-22nd

Summer Workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

30th

MeiDhwani: Echoes of the Body

Sophia Bhabha Auditorium, Mumbai

March 2016

18th

MeiDhwani: Echoes of the Body

Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

February 2016

20th-21st

Masterclass in The Zooz Method with Opay L. Goldberg

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

20th-21st

Masterclass in Contemporary Movement with Stefano Fardelli

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

14th

Masterclass in Chhau with Shri Laxmidhar Mohanta

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

January 2016

30th

Santhulan 2016

Gurunanak Bhavan, Bangalore

21st

Workshop with 2Faced Dance Company

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

August 2015

14th

Diploma Graduation

JSS Auditorium, Bangalore

July 2015

8th

AadhaaraChakra & MeiDhwani Excerpts

DST Auditorium, University of Hyderabad

5th

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

JTPAC, Kochi

June 2015

6th

AadhaaraChakra & Bhinna Vinyasa Excerpts

MCPH, Manipal

February 2015

15th

A Male Ant Has Straight Antennae

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

13th-14th

Black Out

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

13th

Cesc Gelabert V.O. +

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

12th

Timeless

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

11th

4 : Still Life

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

10th

Pattern and Variable

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

10th

Platform 15

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

9th

The Past

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

9th

Platform 15

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

8th

LES CHANTS DES L’UMAI

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

8th

FACETS

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

7th

The Measures Taken

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

7th

FACETS

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

6th

4, 5

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

December 2014

11th

Absence Presence

UB City, Bangalore

November 2014

16th

Master class with Avant Garde

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

14th-15th

Excerpts from AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Dewan Bandaraya City Hall, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

October 2014

27th-28th

Master class with Scottish Dance Theatre

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

September 2014

16th

Master class with Hofesh Shechter Company

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

August 2014

26th-27th

Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 Launch

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

22nd

Diploma Graduation

JSS Auditorium, Bangalore

June 2014

28th

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Kerala Fine Arts Hall, Kochi

May - June 2014

31st-1st

Advanced Light Design Workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

May 2014

24th-25th

Silambam & Theverattam Master class

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April - May 2014

21st-3rd

Summer Workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April 2014

5th-6th

Kootiyattam & Mizhavu Master class

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

March 2014

5th

Master class with Hofesh Shechter

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

December 2013

7th

Santhulan

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

October 2013

24th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

Kalamandir, Kolkata

23rd

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Kalamandir, Kolkata

14th

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Divaldo Archa Theatre, Prague (Czech Republic)

10th-12th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels (Belgium)

4th-5th

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

BNM Grand Studio, Marseille (France)

August 2013

29th

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Fabrics India warehouse, Chennai

18th-19th

Bahuchari Mata - auditions

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

17th

Diploma Graduation

JSS Auditorium, Bangalore

May 2013

25th-26th

Light Design workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April - May 2013

29th-11th

Summer movement workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April 2013

26th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

Ishanya Mall, Pune

March 2013

22nd

Bardo Beings

Jamsteady Princeton Club, Kolkata

16th

Nadir

NCPA, Mumbai

February 2013

5th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

Regional Theatre, Thrissur

3rd

K-Style

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

3rd

FACETS

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

3rd

Lanx / Obtus

ADA Rangamandira, Bangalore

2nd

Lanx / Obtus

ADA Rangamandira, Bangalore

2nd

Transitions

Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut, Bangalore

1st

Odyssey Complex

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

1st

FACETS

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

January 2013

31st

White Caps

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

31st

FACETS

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

31st

Platform 13

Guru Nanak Bhavan, Bangalore

30th

Glimpses

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

30th

Platform 13

Guru Nanak Bhavan, Bangalore

29th

Beautiful Thing 2

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

29th

Esnes.no.n2

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

28th

Changeable Cohesion

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

27th

Urban Ballet

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

27th

Transitions

Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut, Bangalore

26th

Glow

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

26th

FACETS

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

25th

Manganiyar Seduction

Jayamahal Palace, Bangalore

19-20th

Light Design Workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

December 2012

4th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

NCPA, Mumbai

1st

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Purana Qila, New Delhi

November 2012

23rd

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore

10th-11th, 17th-18th

Masterclass by James MacGillivray

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

October 2012

31st

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

IGNITE Festival of Contemporary Dance 2012, New Delhi

25th

Scottish Dance Theatre

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

August 2012

24th

Diploma Graduation

JSS Auditorium, Bangalore

21st

Thang Ta workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

2nd

Pollinator 1 Bee Festival

Hyatt Regency, Chennai

June-July 2012

22nd-23rd, 30th-1st

Masala FX

Palace Grounds, Bangalore

May 2012

11th-13th

Devarattam & Silambham workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

5th

Swa Atman & Temps d’arrêt

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

April 2012

27th

rangTARANG

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

April - May 2012

23rd-5th

Summer movement workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

March - April 2012

31st-22nd

Weekend Light Design workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

March 2012

24th

Kentaro!! Performance

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

14th-18th

Seminar

Ninasam, Heggodu

February 2012

25th

BANG BANG

Malleswaram Bus Stand, Bangalore

24th

BANG BANG

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

13th-22nd

TPAM

Yokohama, Japan

6th-26th

Samir Akika / Unusual Symptoms

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

4th-5th

Workshop

Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne

January - February 2012

30th - 2nd

Workshop

Critical Path, Sydney

January, 2012

27th

Nadir

Blue Frog, New Delhi

16th-28th

Workshop with Richard Siegal

Attakkalari Studios

13th

MeiDhwani, Nagarika

NSD, New Delhi

December, 2011

18th

Young Choreographers Platform, Nagarika

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Cochin

17th

MeiDhwani

Kerala Fine Arts Hall, Cochin

8th-11th

"Exploring the Senses - Emotions, Performativity, and Ritual"

Clubhaus FU Berlin, Germany

3rd

MeiDhwani

Ninasam, Shimoga

2nd

Young Choreographers Platform

Ninasam, Shimoga

November, 2011

30th

MeiDhwani

Music Academy, Chennai

29th

Young Choreographers Platform, Nagarika

SPACES, Elliots Beach Chennai

11th

MeiDhwani

J.S.S. Auditorium, Bangalore

5th-8th

Synchronous Objects (William Forsythe)

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore & Attakkalari

October, 2011

19th

Nagarika Presentation & Master classes

Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden

17th-18th

Workshop on "Textiles & Performance"

Swedish School of Textiles, Sweden

14th-15th

MeiDhwani, Nagarika

Tanzhaus nrw, Dusseldorf

12th

MeiDhwani

Theatre im Pumpenhaus, Munster

11th-13th

Nadir, Uyire, Padheyam, Uruvam

Tanzhaus nrw, Dusseldorf , Germany

7th, 8th

MeiDhwani

Kunstlerhaus Mousontrum, Frankfurt

2nd

Traces

14th Seoul International Dance Festival

September, 2011

10th-18th

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

Philadelphia, U.S.

7th

MeiDhwani preview

Ravindra Kalakshetra,Bangalore

August, 2011

19th

Diploma Graduation Ceremony

Bangalore

June, 2011

4th

Nadir & Uyire

Alliance Francaise, Bangalore

May-June, 2011

23rd-2nd

Beyond Project

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

April-May, 2011

30th-1st

Low Lives 3

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/low-lives-3

25th-7th

Summer Camp

Attakkalari, Bangalore

April, 2011

22nd

Learning & Participation Project

South Bank Centre, London, UK

20th

Farewell in honour of Dr. Evelin Hust

Goethe- Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore

19th

Chaaya

South Bank Centre, London, UK

11th-21st

Alchemy Festival

South Bank Centre, London, UK

9th

Rush & Padheyam

Greenwich Dance Agency, London, UK

7th

Rush, Uruvam & Padheyam

Plymouth University, UK

3rd

Uruvam

Pavilion Dance/ Dance South West, Bournemouth, UK

2nd

Rush & Padheyam

Pavilion Dance/ Dance South West, Bournemouth, UK

March, 2011

31st

Uruvam

Arnolfini, Bristol, U.K.

February, 2011

3rd

Traces

Rangashankara, Bangalore

January 2011

30th

Rush, Uruvam & Padheyam

Rangashankara, Bangalore

28th

Corporeal Kaleidoscpoe

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore

November-December, 2010

27th-19th

Beyond Project

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

November, 2010

2nd

Sanchaari

Tagore Hall, Trivandrum

October, 2010

31st

Sanchaari

Mammen Mappilai Hall, Kottayam

8th

Sanchaari

Tagore Centenary Hall, Calicut

September, 2010

9th

Sanchaari

Trichur

8th

Sanchaari

Regional Theatre, Trichur

5th

Sanchaari

Kerala Fine Arts Society, Cochin

4th

Young Choreographers Platform Showcase

David Hall, Fort Kochi

August, 2010

20th

Diploma Graduation Ceremony

Seva Sadan Association, Bangalore

July, 2010

17th

Auditions for Diploma Programme

Attakkalari, Bangalore

June, 2010

26th

Auditions for Diploma Programme

Terence Lewis Dance Company, Mumbai

12th

Uruvam & Chaaya

Alliance Francaise, Bangalore

April, 2010

20th

For Pina

National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai

17th

For Pina

Darpana, Ahmedabad

March, 2010

26th-28th

Chronotopia

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

18th

Evening of Young Choreographers

Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden

17th

Chronotopia

Varakonserthus, Sweden

14th

Chronotopia

Staasts Theater, Schauspielhaus, Germany

February, 2010

8th

For Pina...

Uma, Kolkata

5th

For Pina...

Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi

2nd

For Pina...

Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

January, 2010

30th

For Pina...

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

28th

For Pina...

Spaces, Elliot Beach, Chennai

19th

Chronotopia

Abhimanch Theatre, New Delhi

17th

Chronotopia

Antarang Theatre, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

Workshops by Jayachandran Palazhy in Chennai

Leading up to the graduation performances, Attakkalari is celebrating contemporary movement arts through a series of workshops, master classes, and auditions in Chennai and Bangalore. Facilitated by Artistic Director Mr. Jayachandran Palazhy, the workshops aims to introduce Attakkalari’s unique contemporary dance to professionals and students in Chennai. Attakkalari combines a unique blend of traditional dance styles, such as Kalaripayattu and Bharatanatyam, with contemporary, ballet, and other international styles. In an attempt to make movement arts available to everyone, this workshop will be free of charge.
Saturday, 23rd of July 2016 – John Britto’s Dance Company, Nungambakkam
Sunday, 24th of July 2016 – The Swingers Dance Studio, Kodambakkam 11:00am to 1:00pm both days

To register, call 080 4146 7690 / 9739790793 or click here

Note: This workshop also doubles as an audition for those interested in the diploma programme. If you are auditioning, come prepared with a short work of your own choreography.

Workshops and Talk by Carlos Pons Guerra

Carlos Pons Guerra is currently working at Attakkalari with the support of the British Council. Originally from Spain, Guerra is the founder and artistic director of his own studio, DeNada Dance Theatre in Britain. Working internationally, exploring unique subjects through choreography and dance, he was nominated in 2015 for the Critics Circle National Dance award and his triple bill, Ham and Passion went on an extremely successful national tour.
TALK Friday, 22nd July, 2016, from 6:30pm-7:30pm – One hour talk, followed by discussion – Open to everyone. Based on the topic ‘Dancing Gender- What I did with My Leg of Ham’, Carlos will share insights about his choreography and gender performance.*The lecture will explore sensitive subjects and imagery* To attend the event register here
DANCE/ PHYSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP Saturday, 30th and Sunday, 31st July 2016– 3:00pm to 6:00pm on both days (you must attend both days). This workshop is based on his personal approach to narrative dance and is open to anyone interested in dance, theatre, and/or performance. A special opportunity to learn how to express a character on stage, these two days will be full of movement and theatrics. Each day will consist of warm ups, movement and how to convey emotion through movement. This workshop will focus on how to create an emotion and have it read correctly to an audience, bringing them with the performer on an emotional journey. Register for the workshop here

Carlos Pons Guerra is a world renowned choreographer and dancer. He uses a unique theatrical style to captivate the audience and leave them awestruck. Though somewhat comedic, his works include complex stories and explore incredibly heavy subjects. This talk is open to anyone interested in gender performance (dancers, actors, choreographers, artists, academicians, etc.) to explore the world of dance and gender with Carlos. It will be a unique opportunity for the participants to see inside the mind of this choreographer, who explores and experiments with ideas of gender construct in history through dance.

Attakkalari performs at the Ganges-Danube Festival in Hungary

Attakkalari is one of the companies chosen to represent India at the ‘Ganges-Danube: Cultural Festival of India’ in Hungary organised by the Embassy of India, Budapest. The cultural fiesta will be held from 17th to 19th June 2016 in nine cities of Hungary including Balatonfured, Budapest, Eger, Esztergom, Szentendre, Sopron, Nagykanizsa, Szeged and Debrecen. The first performance will be in Budapest for the inaugural ceremony of the festival following which the company will perform in four other cities of Hungary.
Attakkalari will perform its latest production ‘Angavyuh’ on this tour. In Angavyuh, unique and salient features of the martial art form, Kalaripayattu from Kerala, arguably one of the most ancient combat techniques in the world, are woven together in an exciting choreography set to a riveting sound-score enriched by the majestic rhythms and reverberating sounds of live Mizhavu drumming and the mellifluous beats of Idakka to create a visually stunning and aurally captivating performance. For more details mail us: repertory@attakkalari.org

Mature Movers

Attakkalari is continuing the Special Dance Class for people who are above 40 years of age. The class will get your morning to an energetic start with slow movement exercises and techniques. It has been noted that being involved with dance sparks new brain cells (neurogenesis) that are responsible for acquiring knowledge and thinking. If you would like to have some exercise that will keep you fit and agile and also have some fun at the same time in the company of people of similar age and background, then this might be the class you are looking for. The "Mature Movers" classes will be led by Artistic Director Mr.Jayachandran Palazhy and held at Attakkalari Studios in Wilson Garden, Bangalore.
Please do confirm your presence for the fabulous fourth batch from July 19, 20, 26, 27 and August 2, 3, 9, 10
Time:-7:00 am to 8:00 am
Fees:- Rs.3200/-

Flying Low and Improvisation Workshop by Narendra Patil

Attakkalari brings to you the ‘Flying Low and Improvisation’ workshop with Narendra Patil this week. The essence of flying low technique focuses on using the space around one's body on the floor and around oneself. The workshop will demonstrate techniques to specifically explore this space and question its boundaries. After more than 8 years as a close follower of David Zambrano, Narendra Patil will share a number of phrases which experiment on the flying low principles.
Please register here to book your seat for the workshop.
Dates: 16th - 20th June
Fees: Rs. 1,600/-
Drop in option available at Rs.500/- per session
For more details mail us: education@attakkalari.org
Limited seats! Register soon!

Narendra Patil has received training in various dance forms from teachers all over the world and has shown his mettle under the likes of David Zambrano, Josef-Linda, Peter Jasko, Laura Aris, Suzanne Linke, Anton Lachky, Konstandina Efthimiadou, Marin Leggat among others. He travels extensively while teaching and performing in Europe and India with Lamprini Gkolia from Greece. Recently, he performed an Improvisation Trio Performance with David Zambrano and Lamprini Gkolia in Athens. He has been invited to teach at Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain; Marameo, Berlin, Germany; Saint Petersburg, Samara, Moscow, Russia; Athens, Greece and many other professional dance schools in Europe and India.

Masterclass in Kutiyattam

As part of the Way of the Masters project supported by the Tata Education Trust, Attakkalari’s Department of Traditional and Folk Performing Arts is hosting the acclaimed Usha Nangiar who is teaching students of the Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media and also conducting the workshop. This unique workshop will be held at the Attakkalari Studios in Wilson Garden and is suitable for dancers, theatre practitioners and other performing artists who are interested to enhance their skill sets and update their practices with the wisdom from this unique form. This May, join us for a series of master classes which will introspect on the idea of creation.
The classes will be on May 31st and 2nd June, 2016.
Time:-6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Registration Fees for both days - Rs.750/-. If you wish to participate only for one day- Rs.400/- To register, call 080 22123684 / 41467690 or mail education@attakkalari.org

Photography Credits: Sara Davis, T.V.Sebastian Varkey, Andy Ross, Dilip Banerjee, Anoop Kumar, Sudeep Bhattacharya, David Coleman, Anand K, Carlos Collado & Attakkalari, Tejovanth N, The Hindu
Attakkalari is supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Tata Education Trust and the Department of Culture, Government of India.