Opportunities at Attakkalari

Unique opportunities to work with India's leading contemporary dance organisation - Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore. Be part of innovative, path-breaking and interdisciplinary projects involving contemporary dance, and gain unparalleled skills and experience.

Production Manager

The Production Manager will administratively lead production related works at Attakkalari. Responsibilities include overseeing the production works of the Attakkalari Repertory Company (an internationally reputed contemporary dance group) in their performances, Attakkalari India Biennial (South Asia’s largest and most important festival of contemporary dance) as well as those of emerging choreographers as part of FACETS Choreography Residency and South Asia Platform. He/ She will lead activities related to new productions, rehearsing the existing ones and touring performances to other cities in India and internationally.

Responsibilities include but not limited to: Strategic planning and leading production related works; management of budget and resources as well as personnel including artists and technical staff; coordinating with marketing and media teams; liaising with funding bodies, arts organisations, national and international festivals, government agencies, business houses and the general public.

Candidates must have the initiative, independent decision making capabilities, creativity, leadership qualities and entrepreneurial flair to work in this managerial position. They should be team players and able to devise strategic projects for the organisation. Arts Management skills including writing of project proposals and reports, adequate computer skills, knowledge of budgeting and financial control are essential. Candidates with awareness of the arts scene in India and internationally, particularly those pertaining to the performing arts and contemporary dance will be preferred. Prospective candidates should have at least 2 years of experience in a similar position with managerial responsibilities.

If you feel you are the right fit, then please apply with a recent CV outlining your academic qualifications and work experience along with a statement of interest. 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 9th July 2016.


Admin Executive

Responsibilities include attending enquiries (phone, email and walk-in), drafting and sending/distributing communication materials for students, maintaining files on matters pertaining to the students and faculty, scheduling and coordinating admissions and classes for students, faculty and allocation of studio spaces.
The candidate should be flexible to carry out different tasks in the office and be fluent in English and Kannada. Excellent verbal, spoken and written communication skills, computer skills, customer service and data management skills are required. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree
Should be available to work 6 days a week including Saturday and Sunday - one of the weekdays will be a holiday. The initial contract is for 2 years with a probation period of 3 months. Salary will be commensurate with qualification, experience and capabilities.


Join the Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 team!


Here's your chance to work with an exciting team on international projects during the upcoming Attakkalari India Biennial, South Asia's largest and most important festival for contemporary movement and digital arts. The 8th edition of the festival will be held between 3rd and 12th February 2017 for which the Biennial team is looking for capable Project Managers to handle two programmes under the Festival banner.

FACETS International Choreography Residency 2017

A choreography residency for emerging artists (primarily from the South Asia region)
The Residency is from January 2nd to February 2nd after which the new pieces will be showcased at the Biennial which follows the FACETS Residency.
Job responsibilities for this profile include but are not limited to:
  1. Managing the Application process from end to end
  2. Correspondence with all selected candidates and mentors about contracts and logistics
  3. Managing rehearsal schedules and coordinating with Mentors and collaborators
  4. Coordinating Tech requirements, production needs and publicity materials for the final showcase during the festival
  5. Maintaining budget and accounts for the programme
Platform 17

A showcase platform for existing works by artists from the South Asia region.
Job responsibilities for this profile include but are not limited to:
  1. Developing the structure of the programme with the core team
  2. Managing the Application process from end to end
  3. Coordinating Tech requirements, production needs and publicity materials for the final showcase during the festival
  4. Maintaining budget and accounts for the programme
Candidates should have relevant experience in the field of performing arts management and be able to drive and develop the project strategically and independently with the available resources.
Apart from the specific profiles mentioned above, the team is also looking for interns, volunteers and people who can join full-time to work on different programmes in different capacities.
Do send us your CV on  to join the band wagon!

Associate Artist


The Associate Artiste Programme, an initiative of the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is a professional development initiative for practicing performing artistes who aspire to further their career in dance. Applicants should have a proven track record and must be based in Bangalore.
Opportunities: Under this initiative, chosen dance artistes will get priority consideration for upcoming national and international projects. They will also be provided a platform to choreograph their own pieces which will then be considered for Platform Performances, Sanchaari Performance Tour and other exchange programmes of Attakkalari. Apart from a monthly stipend, they will receive additional incentives such as discounted rates for several of Attakkalari’s services including availing studio space; participating in master classes and other short courses; and receiving technical and management support for productions and tours. Association with Attakkalari will also facilitate interaction with some of the most acclaimed artistes in contemporary dance and allied fields from around the globe.
Selection Process: Attakkalari is looking for passionate and committed individuals who have professional experience and track record in performance/teaching/choreography. Dance artistes with at least +2 or equivalent academic education, in addition to sufficient training in contemporary dance and allied subjects will be considered for this position. In the case of performers, they should have performed in a minimum of 2 professional contemporary dance works. In the case of the teaching portfolio, a minimum of 2 years’ experience in conducting classes for both professional dancers as well as amateurs of different age groups, students of schools and colleges, special groups such as corporate employees etc is required. Choreographers should have choreographed and performed in a minimum of 2 professional dance pieces.
How to apply: Artistes with relevant experience can send an email to, clearly expressing their interest in the role, and how their skills and experience meet the requirements. The application can focus on performance, teaching or choreography, or all the three categories. It should be accompanied by an updated CV, a DVD or links to videos of related work/s, contact details, current commitments and time availability of the applicant. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an in-person interview and a contact session before making the final selection. Attakkalari’s decision on the selection will be final.
Commitments: The programme requires the artiste to undertake/participate in a minimum of two activities each month. They could either be performances, teaching assignments or choreographic works. Attakkalari has to be informed 30 days in advance about any other engagements that could affect the assigned activities or responsibilities. Selection for and participation in any engagement of Attakkalari is under absolute discretion of the relevant Project Managers/Artistic Director. Their decision will be final.
Remuneration: Selected artistes will receive a fixed stipend of Rs. 3000/- per month, in addition to separate fees for each assignment, which will be decided depending upon the nature of the project. All direct local travel costs will also be reimbursed.


Attakkalari has opportunities for people in Bangalore and elsewhere, who are interested to learn a new trade, gain experience and be part of a committed team in delivering many exciting projects. You should be adventurous, a team player and always ready to learn and try out new things. It offers the opportunity to work in various contexts with several artists, professionals from other disciplines, and national and international organizations broadening your horizon.

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