Sapphire Creations presents
Sept 5 & 6, 2016 Delhi
Sept 9 - 11, 2016 Kolkata

August 30, 2016

Sapphire Creations presents the 8th edition of INTERFACE, an international platform that engages the experimental, avant garde and reformist artistic fraternity to create a mainstream event that can break barriers between forms, spaces and mindsets.

-Sept 5, IHC, Delhi: Khambatta Dance Company, Seattle. Free.
-Sept 6, IHC, Delhi: Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Malaysia. Free
-Sept 9, ICCR, Kolkata: Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Malaysia. Free
-Sept 10, Kala Mandir, Kolkata: Sapphire Creations Dance Company, Kolkata & Khambatta Dance Company, Seattle (tickets Rs.200, 100 and 50)
-Sept 11, ICCR, Kolkata: Geeta Chandran & Natya Vriksha, Delhi & Young Choreographers Forum. Free

Allied events
Sept 6, Delhi, 3 – 5pm: Workshop & Interaction with Khambatta Dance Company, at IMI
Sept 7, Kolkata, 3 – 5pm: Workshop & Interaction with Damansara Dance Company, at IMI
Sept 9, Kolkata, 3 – 5pm: Workshop & Interaction with Khambatta Dance Company, at IMI
Sept 10, Kolkata, 11am to 1pm: Open Workshop by Damansara Dance Company, at ICCR, Sculptor Court
Sept 11, Kolkata, 11am - 1pm: Open Workshop by Khambhatta Dance Company, at Sandre Hall, Calcutta School of Music
Sept 11, Kolkata, 2 – 5pm: Opening Address by Astad Deboo, Dance Film Screenings on Pioneers of Modern Dance in India (Dr. Sunil Kothari) & Dance in Indian Cinema, Interaction and film (Dr. Ratnottama Sengupta), at Nandan 3

Sapphire Creations is Eastern India’s only experimental dance company striving to develop an organic, radical, dynamic and alternative idiom of movement. With a forte for innovation the ensemble is fresh, young and exudes a ready awareness of contemporary global concerns. Sapphire has been performing with a new idiom for the last 23 years across the world. Some countries visited are Malaysia, Spain, Singapore, Australia, Austria, Thailand, Italy, Bangladesh, Canada, Sri Lanka, Poland, and USA.

Khambatta Dance Company contrasts rigorous partnering and athletic movement with authentic human content to create emotionally moving dance that is both visually beautiful and physically demanding. Since arriving in Seattle from New York in 2001, its programming has been seen throughout the West Coast and abroad by over 40,000 people with works ranging from undercover site-specific pieces that spring to life around unsuspecting audiences to staged full-length interdisciplinary productions.

Under the guidance and direction of Artistic Director, Wong Jyh Shyong (JS), DPAC Dance Company (DDC) was formed along with the establishment of Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Malaysia. As a choreographic workplace, DDC aims to present DPAC’s in-house dance productions – “D for Dancing” (Contemporary and Classical Ballet Seasons) with local artists and collaborative projects between Malaysian and international dance artists.

A celebrated artist and a star-performer, Geeta Chandran has synthesised the knowledge she received from a galaxy of eminent gurus to imprint Bharatanatyam with her personal vision of the dance. Geeta is celebrated for her deep and composite understanding of Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music in her work in television, video and film, theatre, choreography, dance education, dance activism and dance-issue journalism. Geeta Chandran is Founder-President of Natya-Vriksha and Artistic Director of the Natya Vriksha Dance Company.

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