Gati Summer Dance Residency presents
All warmed up
At Max Mueller Bhavan
July 31 – Aug 2, 2014 Delhi

July 19, 2014

Gati Summer Dance Residency (GSDR) presents 6 new dance works

After ten weeks of sweating it out in the rehearsal studio and an intensive process of working both mind and body, the six residents at Gati Summer Dance Residency 2014 are finally set to present their choreographic creations.
Showcase 1: Thur, 31 July, 7pm
Showcase 2: Fri, 1 Aug, 7pm
Showcase 3: Sat, 2 Aug, 5pm
FREE ENTRY by passes only (First-come-first-served)
For information call 011-64625766/ 9971406113.
Venue: Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, 3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001


Rajan Rathore

Riya Mandal
Photos: Rahul Giri (90ml Productions)

Each year, Gati Summer Dance Residency (GSDR) aims to assist and support six emerging South Asian choreographers from different dance backgrounds, traditional and contemporary, in developing their own choreographic works over a period of ten weeks. During this time, each choreographer is provided with financial support, individual mentoring, specialist dance workshops, rehearsal space and production assistance. The six residents for this year are Rajan Rathore (Delhi), Venuri Perera (Sri Lanka), Avantika Bahl (Mumbai), Mirra (Bangalore), Riya Mandal (Delhi) and Rachnika Goyal (Delhi). The residency culminates in the showcase of the new works over three evenings at Siddhartha Hall, Goethe Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan.

A unique feature of GSDR is that it is a mentored residency so that residents explore the choreographic process with guidance and feedback from experienced, senior artists. The role of the mentors is conceived of as a supportive outside eye. Every resident meets each of the Core Mentors several times over the ten weeks, who helps raise questions, throw up ideas and clarify intentions and choices during the residents’ process. These meetings are incredibly creative and often serve to bring entirely new perspectives for the residents to their work. The mentors for GSDR 2014 are Padmini Chettur (IND), Sankar Venkateswaran (IND), Kirsty Alexander (UK), Zuleikha Allana (IND), Annie Pui Ling Lok (UK) and Ghostape (CH).

GSDR is an initiative of Gati Dance Forum, an organisation that has been working in the field of contemporary dance in India since 2007. Gati Summer Dance Residency 2014 has been supported by Royal Norwegian Embassy, British Council, Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council, Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, Ministry of Culture-India and GSDR patrons- Sanjoy Roy, Nilima Sheikh, Anita Ratnam & Vivek Sahni.

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