FACETS 2015
International Choreography Residency & Production of New Works
Call for Applications

Conceived as a confluence of diverse yet interconnected art practices and contexts, FACETS 2015 will create a vibrant platform for exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences to explore fresh approaches in creating performance works.

It will offer emerging choreographers an inter-disciplinary approach to creating original works. They will be mentored by experienced and internationally acclaimed faculty to develop strategies to realise their ideas and projects in a supportive and creative environment, free of financial constraints. The residency will work as a collective with common technique/ skill sharing sessions, exploratory and feedback forums, with individual production rehearsals to meet each choreographer's needs. There will also be scope for group devising and course corrections during this period.

FACETS 2015 will be held from January 5th to February 5th 2015 in Bangalore, India. During this period the choreographers will create works which will be premiered at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 scheduled between February 6th and 15th.

Applications are now open for choreographers from the South Asia region. Other international candidates will be selected through our cultural partner organisations only.

Further information here
Apply here

EVENTS CALENDAR

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

Attakkalari Talent Academy

The next path-breaking project on the Attakkalari anvil is the Attakkalari Talent Academy. The course commences on 22nd September 2014 and will be led by eminent national and international artistes. The curriculum of this 6 month long full time intensive course will focus on vocational skills development in performance, pedagogy and choreography.
Further details can be found here

Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 launched

The 7th edition of Attakkalari India Biennial was launched with much excitement and flourish on 26th and 27th of August 2014 at Ranga Shankara Theatre. This edition, to be held from February 6th to 15th, 2015 is a special one for Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts as it marks its 15th anniversary in Bangalore. To celebrate this milestone, the theme of the Biennial is Dance Connect and is aimed to bring in Bangalore’s multiple stakeholders together to make it an entire city event.
There was great enthusiasm among the people at the event as it was that time of the year when much of Bangalore get together to celebrate the launch of Attakkalari India Biennial. The main attraction of the event at Ranga Shankara was the performance by members of the repertory which has over the years created a special place for themselves and their movement vocabulary.
The event also included an extremely thought provoking and inspiring discussion on the role of arts in education which brought various viewpoints, from movement arts to theatre and film making to philosophy.

Graduation 2014

To mark the successful completion of the one-year Diploma in Movement Arts & Mixed Media, the students will present their performance work. You are cordially invited to join us on this special occasion
Venue - J.S.S.Auditorium (Shivarathreeswara Centre) 1st Main, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560082.
Date - Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Time : 7:00pm
All are welcome

Master class with Manisha Gulyani

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is pleased to host Manisha Gulyani, and ICCR Kathak artiste and teacher cum performer.
This two day master class is designed to teach the basic principles of Kathak using techniques from the Jaipur style. The class will enable the participants to work on time, expressions, body, movements as well as musicality.

Date: 30th-31st August 2014
Venue: Attakkalari Studios, Bengalore
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Participants: professional dancers
Fee: INR 1,500
Register online here

Manisha Gulyani is a dedicated Kathak Danseuse hailing from Jaipur and continues to master her art under her Guru Pt. Girdhari Maharaj and Pt. Udai Mazumdar. She is an ICCR Kathak artiste and teacher cum performer for ICCR centers at abroad. Gifted with a keen intellect, She is a National Eligibility Test qualifier conducted by University Grants Commission India and she has also presented & published her research articles at esteemed platforms. She is a National Research Fellow and also has been granted National Senior & Junior Scholarships from Government of India and Merit Scholarship from Jaipur Kathak Kendra.

Master class with Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is proud to host Serge Aimé Coulibaly, the Artistic Director of Faso Danse Théåtre.
This two day master class will be based on the Faso Danse Théåtre's movement vocabulary, a technique inspired by the African culture.

Date: 2nd-3rd August 2014
Venue: Attakkalari Studios, Bengalore
Time: 4:00 – 6:30 pm
Participants: professional dancers
Fee: INR 1,500
Register online here

Serge Aimé Coulibaly is a dancer and choreographer from Burkina Faso, and currently lives in Belgium. He was an actor, musician, and dancer of the famous company Feeren from Burkina Faso and toured widely in Africa and Europe. Coulibaly choreographed the opening show of the African Football Cup (CAN) Burkina 98 as well as the opening show of the Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou.
After working with accomplished choreographers like Alain Platel and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Serge Aimé founded his own company Faso Danse Théåtre in Burkina Faso in 2002. He was also the artist in residence at Le Grand Bleu in Lille for 5 years. He created a number of works Like A benguer, Babemba, Kohkuma 7º south or Fadjiri which are touring in different prestigious festivals in world. Serge Aimé Coulibaly has developed an original contemporary language, which is rich and powerful, and anchored in the African Culture.

Tata Education Trust - Attakkalari Fellowship: 'Way of the Masters'

Tata Education Trust- Attakkalari Fellowship is an initiative under Attakkalari's ‘Way of the Masters’ programme. The fellowship is aimed at providing young and emerging contemporary performing artists access and insight into the Guru/Shishya tradition and to allow for intense yet organic learning of a traditional performing art or martial art in the native milieu for a month. If you have a background as well as a keen interest in the performing arts or martial arts and have at least 2 years of professional training, then you can apply for this fellowship. You should also be interested in the traditional performing arts and be able to undergo training in the traditional settings for a month.

The fellowship will enable the selected candidate to travel to a training centre in one of the chosen performing art or martial art forms and to train on site. This fellowship envisages existing practitioners of traditional Indian movement forms to train further in their chosen forms or explore lesser known forms in their natural settings. Opportunity to train intensely in a physical or performance tradition for a month and get immersed in the traditional atmosphere is provided to encourage the candidate to explore the possibility of developing new movement vocabularies.
Further information here

Photography Credits: Sara Davis, Andy Ross, Dilip Banerjee, Anoop Kumar, Sudeep Bhattacharya, David Coleman, Anand K, Joshi Daniel & Attakkalari.
Attakkalari is supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Tata Education Trust, Ford Foundation and the Department of Culture, Government of India.