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APRIL, 2013
Vol: 001


Attakkalari’s summer movement workshops are back! The workshops have been customized by age - Juniors (5-8 years), Seniors (9-12 years) and Teens (13-19 years). All the modules are conceived and facilitated by faculty of international repute. The workshops conclude with a presentation for friends and family!

1st April to 12th April (Mon to Fri), Rs. 2500/- Presentation on 12th April
29th April to 10th May (Mon to Fri), Rs. 3000/- Performance on 11th May
13th May to 24th May (Mon to Fri), Rs. 2500/- Presentation on 24th May

For more details and registrations, contact Ms. Shanthi Ram on +91-80-22123684 or write to us on attakkalari@gmail.com.

In the News
Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media

Interested in an exciting career in contemporary dance? Looking for professional training opportunities? Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, India’s premier institution working in the field of Contemporary Movement Arts, offers a full-time training programme through its ‘Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media’. Now completing its seventh year, a unique curriculum and excellent faculty make this course still the only one of its kind in India! Applications are open for the next batch. Course commences on Monday September 16th 2013. Ongoing auditions in Bangalore have begun.
Application forms may be downloaded here.
Interested students may contact us on +91-80-22123684 or write to us on attakkalari.diploma@gmail.com

Shikha Chowhan, 22, took inspiration from women who took to dancing at a rather late age. Currently a student at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, she shares her experience.

MeiDhwani in Thrissur, Kerala

Attakkalari India Biennial in partnership with British Council and Theatre Connekt brought to Regional Theatre Thrissur, Kerala two spectacular contemporary dance performances MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body by the Attakkalari Repertory Company on 5th February 2013 and White Caps by UK based Champloo Dance Company on 6th February 2013. Both shows, part of the Attakkalari SANCHAARI touring network, were viewed by an audience of more than 800 people.
Attakkalari's Artistic Director, Jayachandran Palazhy, and members of the Attakkalari Repertory Company also conducted a workshop which was attended by over 25 people including students from the School of Drama Thrissur, theatre personalities and members of the film fraternity.

AadhaaraChakra at the Purana Quila

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue is a hybrid ‘performance event’, weaving in multiple disciplines - movement, film, light, plastic arts, multimedia design and sound, conceived and directed by Jayachandran Palazhy, Attakkalari’s Artistic Director and choreographed by him and the dancers. 
Set in an imagined land and oscillating between the past and present, the work invites the audience to partake in a ritualized experience. Music composers Sam Auinger and Martin Lutz modulate classical Indian music, hawkers’ cries, and popular cinematic strains using urban imagination to create an evocative soundscape. Filmic images shot by Rupert Schwarzbauer morph versatile architectural spaces designed by Dominic Dube. The light design by Pipon provides surprise elements which interact with Ken Furudate’s digital design. AadhaaraChakra was previewed in Bangalore on the 23rd  November 2012 at Ravindra Kalakshetra and premiered in New Delhi at the historic Purana Quila on 1st December 2012.

Attakkalari India Biennial 2013
Frames of Dance

South Asia’s largest contemporary dance and digital arts festival successfully concluded its sixth edition on February 3. Curated around the theme Frames of Dance, the international festival opened with a bang with The Manganiyar Seduction – a visually stunning production conceptualised by Roysten Abel featuring 43 musicians. Over 250 artists from 22 countries came together in Bangalore for a thought provoking, exhilarating and diverse festival featuring more than 40 events.

Time Frames

Time Frames, an Arts-in-Education initiative by Attakkalari, explored the idea of travelling around the world through different time zones. Dancers from the Attakkalari Repertory Dance Company guided by Margie Medlin, a media artist from Australia, worked with 100 school children from Gear Foundation, Delhi Public School (Kanakpura), Parikrma Humanity Foundation (Koramangala), Bangalore School of Speech and Drama and Attakkalari’s Community Class to create a performance installation that explored different concepts of time through dance and visual media.

FACETS the choreography residency
Leading up to the Biennial, FACETS, the international choreography residency, kicked off in December, with 16 emerging choreographers from around the world shortlisted from more than 180 applicants. They engaged in exploring new strategies of making works in Bangalore with fifteen experts in choreography, theatre, digital arts and stagecraft, mentoring them in their creations.
FACETS the choreography residency

The 16 FACETS works were produced by Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts and premiered during the festival over four days. Gideon Obarzanek (Australia) one of the FACETS mentors for choreography remarked: “Ultimately however, I am a small player in this unique and invaluable international residency and it has been the 16 choreographers...sharing their cumulative cultural and work experience that has probably been the most powerful and constructive influence on their own individual work

Photo Credits: Divya Babu, Darshan Manakkal (Images AIB 2013), Chithra Priyadarshini and Attakkalari

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts
24-04, BTS Bus Depot Road, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru-560027
Tel: +91 80 2212 3684, 4148 3534, 4146 7690