The Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts will showcase performances and workshops on contemporary dance from across the world in the 10-day Attakkalari India Biennial 2011, starting Friday in Bangalore. “What this festival aims at is charting the future of contemporary dance by utilizing cutting-edge technology, and in the process, hopes to encourage young choreographers to find their unique voices and place them alongside established names," says Jayachandran Palazhy, director of the centre. This is the fifth such festival.

Photo by JinHoKim
Photo by JinHoKim

In addition, there will be a Young Choreographers Platform where young and emerging choreographers from South Asia can show their works and learn from experienced mentors at a week-long choreography laboratory. There will also be master classes for dancers by visiting artistes, Dance on Camera (a section on films dedicated to dance), a three-day seminar on Body, Performance and Articulation, and installations. A workshop for South Asian journalists on writing on dance will also be conducted.

The festival will take place at locations across the city—namely Ranga Shankara, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Alliance Francaise and NGMA

For details and the schedule, log on to www.attakkalaribiennial.org

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