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May 2017
Vol: 002


Attakkalari’s flagship programme, the two-year Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media is inviting applications for the upcoming batch beginning in September 2017. If you want to make a career in dance, secure your admission now for this one-of-a-kind professional training programme in India.

The Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media is the most comprehensive course in India and is currently in its 11th year. Students will engage with fresh and cutting edge contemporary movement language as well as the somatic wisdom from Indian physical and performance traditions in this unique 2-year Diploma course. Students will also have the option of doing it as a one-year certificate course if preferred. It is a full-time programme from 8 am to 5.30 pm - Monday through Friday. The Academic year is from September to August, which will culminate in a grand public graduation performance every August.

Focusing on embodiment, the students are trained in Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet, Bharatanatyam (Indian Classical dance) and Kalaripayattu (Indian martial art form) along with shorter modules of other movement art forms from the country, In the first year. They have brief modules in Stage Technologies, Art History and Dance Humanities as well.

The Second year will involve training in advanced techniques in the above listed forms along with modules in Dance Therapy, Dance Pedagogy, Arts Management, Dance Theory and Aesthetics. The students will also choose a major subject area – Performance, Pedagogy, Choreography or Interdisciplinary Studies - and their final project / thesis / presentation would be in this specialization. The students will also get on the job training in teaching / performing through Attakkalari's outreach programmes.

Attakkalari’s audition process lays emphasis on assessing the participant’s physical awareness, overall coordination, strength, speed, flexibility, musicality and a sense of rhythm and space, comprehension, and most importantly, ability to imagine and be creative. Auditions are ongoing, and now nation-wide! ​​Do not miss this opportunity. ​You can also do the auditions online by sending a short video of you performing (a solo) along with your CV to education@attakkalari.org.
Register here for more details​ about on-site auditions in different cities​.​

  • 13th May 2017 - New Delhi - Natya Ballet Centre - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
  • 14th May 2017 - Bengaluru - Attakkalari Studios - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 27th May 2017 - Hubli - Sanskriti College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • 30th May 2017 - Bengaluru - Attakkalari Studios
  • 3rd June 2017 - Pune - In association with Hrishikesh's Centre of Contemporary Dance
  • 3rd June 2017 - Kolkata
  • 3rd June 3017 - Chennai - The Wandering Artist, R A Puram
  • 4th June 2017 - Mumbai - The Mumbai Assenbly - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
In the News

Attakkalari’s latest production Bhinna Vinyasa could be described as a ‘realm of changing configurations / assemblages’. Bhinna Vinyasa explores metaphysical journeys prompted by internal and external forces resulting in profound changes in the lives of individuals and communities. Images from arts and literature morph with the recollections of contemporary lived experiences where the archetypes, mundane and the imaginary coalesce to give you an immersed experience. Mapping the fractured fragments of dreams, desires, hopes and stark realities in the context of rapid and often unplanned urbanization, environmental shifts and migration, Bhinna Vinyasa will lead you through an immersed visceral experience.
The production is touring in Italy in the month of June 2017 in collaboration with La compagnia - Florence, Teatro di roma – Rassegna il teatro che danza, Fondazione india-Europa di nuovi dialoghi (find) – Festival summermela, Inteatro festival / Marche teatro – Ancona, Teatro franco parenti – Milan, Associazione lis / Festival villaggio d’artista – Verbania, Piemonte dal vivo.
As part of the tour, there would be workshops held at various places. Candidates interested in joining the Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media programme could also audition at these workshops. The programme tour is as below:

Italian Tour by Fondazione Fabbrica Europa

  • 14-15 June, FLORENCE, Teatro La Compagnia
  • 17-18 June ROME, Teatro Argentina
  • 24 June ANCONA, Teatro delle Muse
  • 28 June MILAN, Teatro Franco Parenti
  • 2 July VERBANIA, Teatro Il Maggiore

With Bonjour India, a month-long Indo-French festival celebrating innovation, creativity, and the partnership between India and France, digital arts and dance company - Adrien M & Claire B - bring their production Hakanaï to India.  A choreography performed in a moving cube of live animations based on physical movement modelling, on an original music score played live, this production explores the fleeting nature of dreams and of life.
This is a paid opportunity and involves 2-Stage Rehearsals and Multi-City Performance tour in India. Stage 1 rehearsals would be from the 22nd to 27th November 2017, Stage 2 around Mid-January to Mid-February 2018 which involves the rehearsals and the production tour in various cities in India for a maximum of two weeks.

Profile: Indian, male or female, max. 5'7" tall. Stage Experience mandatory, comfortable with floor work and improvisation.
Pre-Selection: Send CV and Video Links to projects@attakkalari.org latest by 12 noon on 15th May 2017. Invitation for Audition will be sent latest by 5 pm on 20th May 2017.
Audition: The Audition will be held on 23rd and 24th May 2017 at Attakkalari Studios from 9 am onward​s.

For More Details, please write to projects@attakkalari.org (or) call 080 4098 7593 / 4146 7690.


Opportunities to lead national and international Production and Education projects in performing arts at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bengaluru, India's leading contemporary dance organization. Be a part of innovative and path-breaking dance education initiatives, festivals and productions, and gain unparalleled skills and experiences.
The currently available openings are:

  • Senior Manager (Education)
  • Communications Executive
  • Academic Coordinator / Receptionist

Commitment timeline is at least 2 years with a provisional period of 3 months. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and capabilities. Outstation candidates can request for a telephone or Skype interview prior to a face to face meeting. The last date for applications is May 20th, 2017.
For further details click here, and to register, please contact the HR department at hr@attakkalari.org.



Photo Credits: Romain Etienne, Vivek Prabhu, and Attakkalari

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts
24-04, BTS Bus Depot Road, Wilson Garden, Bangalore-560027
Tel: 91 + 080 + 2212 3684, 4148 3534, 4146 7690