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Attakkalari will premiere its multimedia dance production AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue on 23rd November 2012 at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore.  This performance is created within the framework of “Germany and India 2011 – 2012: Infinite Opportunities” and will be the curtain raiser to the Attakkalari India Biennial 2013.  This will be followed by a site-specific performance at the Purana Qila, New Delhi on 1st December 2012.  AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue is a hybrid performance event, weaving multiple disciplines like movement, film, light, plastic arts, multimedia design and sound.  Set in an imagined land, and oscillating between the past and the present, the work invites the audience to partake in a ritualised experience.  For more information please contact Attakkalari.

In the News
MeiDhwani at IGNITE Festival

Attakkalari will be presenting its internationally acclaimed production MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body in New Delhi on 31st October at the Indraprastha Millenium Park, Gate No 1, Ring Road, New Delhi as part of the IGNITE festival for Contemporary Dance 2012, organised by The Gati Dance Forum.
In an unravelling spiral, MeiDhwani portrays individuals who are captives of circumstance and history.  By linking the Tamil and Sanskrit words Mei (Body) and Dhwani (Echo or Suggestion), the word MeiDhwani subtly alludes to ‘Echoes of the Body’ in imagined landscapes.

For more information please contact www.ignitedancefestival.com.

Scottish Dance Theatre in India

Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT), part of the Dundee Rep Theatre, is Scotland’s principal contemporary dance company.  The company will tour India from 18th October to 4th November 2012 performing DOG (choreographed by Hofesh Shechter), LUXURIA (choreographed by Liv Lorent) and DRIFT (choreographed by James Wilton).  The performances will be held at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Chennai on 21st October; Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore on 25th October; Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi on 30th October; and Kala Mandir, Kolkata on 2nd November.

The India Tour is being presented by the British Council in association with The Hindu, Creative Scotland, ICCR, Scottish Government and The GREAT Campaign.  For tickets and other information click here.


Masterclass by James MacGillivray


James MacGillivray, Artistic Director, Scottish Dance Theatre will be facilitating an exciting, short module of Contemporary Dance Technique and Creative Workshops over two consecutive weekends at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts.  Designed for professional students and dancers to expand their enquiry into technical and performance skills, technique classes will encourage participants to work in a grounded and centred way, but also to focus on expansive movement, use of weight, and artistic expression.  Classes will also incorporate improvisation, games, and structures which encourage creativity and connection with the group.  Creative sessions will prepare the mind and body, and encourage a playful approach to participants exploring their own movement.   Working on composition and choreographic skills, students will create dances in response to tasks, themes and movement ideas drawn from SDT's repertoire.  Both classes will be indicative of the style and creativity embedded in Scottish Dance Theatre’s work.

Date: 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th November 2012
Timing: 3pm – 5pm
Max registration: 30 students
Fee: 2000/- plus service tax 12.36%

Recent Events
Attakkalari at NCPA

Attakkalari will be presenting its recent production MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body in Mumbai on 4th December 2012 at the NCPA's Experimental Theatre.  MeiDhwani captures the fragility of solitude and the chaos of turmoil with dramatic movement.  This piece attempts to explore and reaffirm the centrality of the human body, mind and spirit in live performance.  For more information and tickets contact NCPA Mumbai at www.ncpamumbai.com

Class of 2011-12

An enthusiastic audience of proud parents and supportive friends and well-wishers, cheered the Diploma class of 2012 during an evening of performances to mark their graduation. The Chief Guest for the evening, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah distributed the certificates to the graduating students.

Scarcely has the door closed on one group of students and another batch of students has begun their year-long intensive training programme! In fact the door never closes and for most students of dance the graduation only marks the beginning of their journey into a lifetime of learning!
FACETS 2012-13
After receiving 180 applications from across the globe, we are delighted to announce that Aguibou Bougobali (Burkina Faso); Anoushka Kurien, Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy, Surjit Nongmeikapam, Santhosh V. S. (India); Choy Ka Fai (Singapore); Inbal Oshman (Israel); Isak Immanuel (USA); Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal (Australia); Kristina Søetorp (Norway); Leandro Kees (Germany); Paula Rechtman (Mexico); Rianto, Yola Yulfianti (Indonesia); and Yeon Woo (Korea) have been selected for FACETS 2012-2013, the six-week international choreography residency to be held from December 5, 2012 to January 23, 2013.
The works created by these choreographers at FACETS will premiere at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2013 between 25th January 2013 and 3rd February 2013.
Call for Trainee Light Designer

TransMedia Technologies is looking for an assistant who will work with the light designer and the technical co-ordinator (in house and external) for all Attakkalari and external shows.
The selected candidate will assist the light designer in the planning and execution of all events.   The candidate may also work independently on other projects with a proactive approach.
More information here



23rd JANUARY - 2nd FEBRUARY 2013


Photo Credits: Sudeep Bhattacharya, Dilip Banerjee, Sara Davis, Andy Ross 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