Premiere of Yashti

Yashti, the latest solo choreography by Attakkalari’s rehearsal director Hemabharathy Palani will be premiered at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore on 8th September 2017 at 7:30 pm. In Yashti, Hemabharthy creates a sensorial and multi-layered portrait of a woman through anecdotes by delving into the cultural memories of other women who have chosen an alternative path. Linking haunting images of love, jealousy, confrontation and redemption, Hema performs a kinaesthetic soliloquy that combines fresh choreographic ideas, a new poetics of tradition and an invented vocabulary. Yashti is raw and honest poetry where a single voice echoes multiple truth.

Concept, Choreography & Dance is done by Hemabharathy Palani, Music by Miguel Marin (Spain), Percussion by B.C. Manjunath, Sonic Arts by Nikhil Nagaraj, Research, Text & Poetry by Kirtana Kumar, Costume by Aloka D’Souza, Light Design by Shymon Chelad, Technical Coordination by Niranjan Gokhale. The creation is commissioned by 2Faced Dance Company (UK) as part of ‘The Bench’, co-produced by Dance Base (Edinburgh) & Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (Bengaluru).

​Date: Friday, 8th September, 2017
Time: 7:30  pm 
​Venue: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
Tickets available at the Attakkalari studios soon.

EVENTS CALENDAR

September 2017

8th

Yashti

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

August 2017

14th

Diploma Graduation

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

5th-6th

Workshop on Kootiyattam with Pothyil Renjith Chakyar

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

6th

Workshop on Chau with Guru Sapan Kumar Acharya

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

5th

Workshop on Contact Improvisation with Maite Larraneta

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

5th

Bhinna Vinyasa

Guiyang Shiji Xingguang Theatre, Guiyang, China

July 2017

16th

Santhulan 2017

Gurunanak Bhavan, Bangalore

2nd

Bhinna Vinyasa

Teatro il Maggiore, Verbania, Italy

June 2017

28th

Bhinna Vinyasa

Teatro Franco Parenti, Milano, Italy

24th

Bhinna Vinyasa

Teatro Delle Muse, Ancona, Italy

17th-18th

Bhinna Vinyasa

Teatro Argentina, Roma, Italy

14th-15th

Bhinna Vinyasa

Teatro Compagnia, Firenze, Italy

May 2017

8th-20th

Summer Intensive 2

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April 2017

17th-29th

Summer Intensive 1

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

6th

From I to A

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

March 2017

27th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

Shri Ram Centre, Delhi

February 2017

12th

ISSHH(क)

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

12th

Conditions of Carriage

Christ University, Bangalore

12th

One One One

Rangoli Metro Art Centre, Bangalore

11th

24 Preludes by Chopin, The Rie of Spring

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

11th

One One One

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

10th

This is the Title, Man in a Room, Westward Ho!

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

10th

One One One

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

10th

While We Strive

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

9th

La Suite

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

8th

Liquido, Closeness

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

7th

Time Takes The Time Time Takes

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

6th

Bhinna Vinyasa

Gurunanak Bhavan, Bangalore

6th

Platform 17

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

5th

Tordre

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

5th

Platform 17

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

5th

FACETS

Gurunanak Bhavan, Bangalore

5th

Four Seeds

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore

4th

Ketima

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

4th

Queen-size

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

4th

FACETS

Gurunanak Bhavan, Bangalore

3rd

R U Ready?, 5 Colors

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

January 2017

8th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

CSMVS, Mumbai

December 2016

18th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

Panaji, Goa

November 2016

23rd

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

NCPA, Mumbai

October 2016

27th

Bhinna Vinyasa Preview

Gurunanak Bhavan, Bangalore

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, Bangalore

July 2016

30th-31st

Dance/Physical Theatre workshop by Carlos Pons Guerra

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

30th

Community Showcase

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

23rd-24th

Workshop on Contemporary Dance by Jayachandran Palazhy

Chennai

22nd

A Talk on Dancing Gender by Carlos Pons Guerra

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

17th

Repertoire Workshop with Carlos Pons Guerra

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

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

Brazilian Zouk Workshop

Signup for an exciting bootcamp on Brazilian Zouk Workshop by Anuj (India) & Irene (Netherlands)
Brazilian Zouk (Zouk-Lambada, Rio-Zouk) is style of partner dance from Brazil that is extremely popular world-wide and has its origins in the Lambada dance. It is usually danced to Zouk-Lambada rhythm but is adaptable to various rhythms and genres of popular music and characterized by smooth and groovy movements and can be both fast and rhythmic as well as slow and sensual. The workshops will cover the fundamentals, steps and patterns of BRAZILIAN ZOUK and will also aim to teach and improve PARTNER DANCING in general.
Venue - Attakkalari Main Studio
Time - 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Date - 2nd, and 3rd December 2017
Registration Fees -
Stage 1: SUPER EARLY BIRD (Till 25th November): Rs. 1800
Stage 2: EARLY BIRD (From 26th Nov to 1st Dec):Rs. 2200
Stage 3: At the door (On 2nd Dec):Rs. 2500
Register here for the workshop.

Irene - Irene is from the Netherlands and trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance at Codarts (Rotterdam), Academy for Dance and Theater Amsterdam and Merce Cunningham Studio (New York City). She has discovered Brazilian Zouk in the Netherlands and infected with the Zouk-virus she has been chasing after it around the world. Now she will teach Brazilian Zouk for the first time in India.
Anuj - Anuj is from India trained from some of the best international artists from across the world he is a certified Zouk instructor accredited by the International Brazilian Zouk Council. He is instrumental in pioneering the Brazilian Zouk dance in India.

Flamenco workshop with Irene van Zeeland

The art of Flamenco is built on various folkloric music traditions. In a wider sense, it refers to those musical traditions and modern musical styles, which have themselves been deeply influenced by, and become blurred with the development of flamenco over the past two centuries. Flamenco dance helps you to express your deepest emotions by using body movements and facial expressions.
During the first half of the classes we will start by warming up the body and learning the basic principles of the flamenco technique. We will also take a look at the palmas (clapping) and different musical styles. For the second part of the class we will work a choreography, this time Tangos.
Irene has studied flamenco in Seville for many years, starting her practice with Carmen Segura Rodriguez. She returned after that to study with Juan Paredes at the Museo del Baile Flamenco and to take the summer intensive at the Fundacion de Christina Heeren. She loves flamenco because for its emotional depth and the diversity in movements, varying from the sole cup to the fast zapateado in one choreography.
Register here for the workshop.
Venue - Attakkalari Main Studio
Time - 14:00 -17:00
Date - 4th November 2017
Fees - INR 800/-

Kalaripayattu Intensive

Kalaripayattu is considered to be the oldest fighting system in existence. It is based on elegant and flexible movements, evasions, jumps and weapons training. Kalaripayattu with its stylized movements has inspired many choreographers, movers and teachers to incorporate the technique to wow audiences during performances. However, dedicated effort is required to practice the form and gain confidence to move briskly from one sequence to the other.
The intensive is structured to impart the basics principles of Kalaripayttu. The classes will break down the technique into simple steps to make it accessible for beginners. The intensive will be ideal for dancer artists, theater professionals, children with some basic dance training / flexibility and those interested to improve their body flexibility and conditioning.
The intensive starts on 16th September 2017, and classes will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6:30am to 7:30am. Register yourself here.

Mature Movers

The Mature Movers class will see the next batch begin in March 2017. Attakkalari's Special Dance Class for people who are above 40 years of age 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, register today by sending an email to activities@attakkalari.org

Community Classes at Attakkalari

Community classes at Attakkalari give each student specialized training in contemporary technique or Kalaripayattu or Bharatnatyam as they choose. We will be announcing the next date of our community showcase very soon, we have started a host of new classes, at new timings for your convenience register now and start moving today! Click here for the entire schedule of ongoing classes.
For more details write to activities@attakkalari.org

Yoga Weekends

Classes facilitated by Meghna Nambiar, senior dancer with the Attakkalari Repertory Company, will help you enhance your fitness through Asanas based on Hatha Yoga. Along with asana practise you will be working with a lot of strength and flexibility drills that help improve alignment and endurance. The one hour fifteen minutes will flow between challenging postures and relaxation techniques that will leave you fit and rejuvenated.

Saturday- Sunday 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

Monthly Fees- 2000/-

Photography Credits: Vivek Prabhu, Park Sang-Yun, Sara Davis, T.V.Sebastian Varkey, Andy Ross, Dilip Banerjee, Anoop Kumar, Sudeep Bhattacharya, David Coleman, Anand K, Carlos Collado & Attakkalari, Tejovanth N, Suneeth Halgeri, 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.