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JUNE, 2012
Vol: 003


Interested in an exciting career in contemporary dance? Looking for professional training opportunities? Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, India’s premiere institution working in the field of Contemporary Movement Arts, offers a full-time training programme through its Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media. A unique curriculum and excellent faculty make this course, now completing its sixth year, still the only one of its kind in India! Applications are open for the next batch. Course commences on Monday September 10, 2012. Auditions in Bangalore have begun.

Last date for applications is July 15, 2012.

Application forms may be downloaded here.

Interested students may contact us on 080-22123684 / 41483534 / 41467690 or write to us on attakkalari.diploma@gmail.com

In the News

An International Residency Programme for 10-15 young choreographers is scheduled to be held from December 5, 2012 to January 23, 2013 in Bangalore. The choreographers will create work, which will be premiered at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2013 scheduled between January 25 and February 3, 2013. Choreographers will be mentored by an international faculty to help them realize their ideas in a creative environment. The residency will have common technique classes, exploratory and feedback sessions along with separate production rehearsals to meet each choreographer's needs. Applications including a Concept Note, Artist’s Statement, Sample of Work and CV can be sent to facets2012@gmail.com

Attakkalari & Samir Akika in June

On the occasion of the year of Germany in India, Attakkalari in collaboration with Goethe Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore will present a contemporary performance choreographed by Samir Akika for the Indo-German Urban Mela. The concept behind the Indo-German Urban Mela combines design elements from both countries with state-of-the-art textile technology, thereby creating a symbiosis of performance, art, architecture and technology. The month long collaboration will result in a series of performances in Bangalore from June 22 to July 1 2012. This will be followed by performances in Chennai and Pune later in the year.


Attakkalari at the Royal Norwegian Embassy


On the occasion of Norway’s Constitution Day - May 16 - and the farewell to the Norwegian Ambassador to India, four dancers of the Attakkalari repertory presented two light hearted excerpts from the company's repertoire. In addition to the performances, dancers of the Attakkalari repertory in collaboration with Andreas Ljones, musician and co-producer from Norway, created movements to the sounds of Norwegian musicians playing folk tunes. The resulting performance was an artistic interaction of different performance cultures. The different styles for the grand finale included elements of hip hop, Indian contemporary dance and Norwegian folk dance, with musical references to authentic Norwegian folk and Hindustani rhythmic scores.

Recent Events
World Dance Day celebrations

Attakkalari performed at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on 27th April for rangTARANG, a National Festival of Choreography organized by the Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy in association with the Academy of Music. This event was a celebration of dance and creativity as part of the World Dance Day. The event showcased the diverse cultural heritage of different regions of India and also created a platform for Indian Contemporary Dance. The Attakkalari Repertory Company showcased works from its repertoire, including excerpts from its latest production MeiDhwani: Echoes of the Body.

Attakkalari opens for Miguel Nosibor

Choreographed by Attakkalari's Young Choreographer Denny Paul; Attakkalari presented Swa-Atman at Alliance Française de Bangalore on May 5th 2012. Swa-Atman was first performed at the Brouhaha Festival 2008 in Liverpool, U.K. and later presented at the Young Choreographers Platform during the Attakkalari India Biennial 2009.

Swa-Atman was the opening act for Temps d’arrêt, choreographed and performed by renowned French hip-hop and contemporary artist Miguel Nosibor.

Summer Workshop

As part of the Education Outreach Program, Attakkalari conducted a two week summer workshop. Participants ranging from the ages of 5 years to 19 years were divided into three groups with independent themes for each group. The modules were designed and facilitated by Kayleigh Anne Crook, who graduated from the University of Chichester, England and members of the Attakklari Repertory Company who are well trained in several performing art forms. The Summer Workshop concluded with a performance at Alliance Française de Bangalore on May 6th 2012. Owing to the popularity of the workshop, Attakkalari held a second workshop soon after!

Stage Technology Workshop

Attakkalari's technical division - Transmedia Technologies - conducted a workshop to introduce the Art behind the seemingly technical field of light design. The participants were introduced to light starting from concepts in Physics to the actual process of designing for the stage. They were also taught how to effectively communicate their designs using drawings based on Lighting Industry standards. Since light design can never be just theoretical, each participant was encouraged to rig and focus lights on their own. Participants also created their own looks for installations / sculptures.

Photo Credits: Manikantan, Sudeep Bhattacharya, Niranjan Gokhale 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