Body Matters: Move To Transform
August 8 - 11, 2018 Bangalore
August 2, 2018
Team Attakkalari presents the first edition of Body Matters: Move To Transform, Arts in Education festival of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts by graduates of 2017-18 batch of the Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media.
The first of its kind and the only comprehensive professional course in contemporary dance in India to date, this carefully crafted programme takes young dancers selected through audition from across India through a gruelling two years prepping them up for the stage ahead. Providing an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment, students are encouraged to evolve into creative, aware and thinking practitioners of the art of dance and dance-making. Classes range from different styles of Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Bharatanatyam, Anatomy, Healthier Dance Programme for body-conditioning and injury prevention, History of Arts and Aesthetics as well as Light Design, to learning distilled vocabulary of Bharatanatyam and idioms of Kalarippayattu and Chhau as well as modules in enactment techniques of dance-theatre Kootiyattam and folk vocabulary from Devarattam and Silambham.
Exhilarating Graduation Show featuring 50 dancers of Attakkalari’s 2-year professional dance course - Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media - is a testimony to their arduous but wholesome and transformative journey – learning moves, learning life, learning to find themselves. Choreographed by acclaimed international contemporary dance choreographers and masters of Indian performance and physical traditions, the Diploma Graduation Shows are not to be missed.
Performances at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru 560003
On 9, 10 & 11 August at 6.30pm
Attakkalari Dance Company presents its much acclaimed multimedia dance production BHINNA VINYASA, which had a rousing reception in Europe and China and will be on a tour to Canada and Spain in September & October, supported by the ICCR.
Bhinna Vinyasa at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru 560003
On 10 August at 6.30 pm
The international Arts Education Summit deliberates the role of the body and movement arts in education and the various ways to construct a positive and responsive body, with enhanced physical and mental agility and cognition. The sessions in the summit range from gender, inclusivity, images and imagination, brain and neuroplasticity, digital learning and more.
Summit at the National Gallery of Modern Arts (NGMA), #49, Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Bengaluru 560052
On 8 August from 9.30am to 4.30 pm.
Speakers at the Summit:
• Prof. Sundar Sarukkai, National Institute of Advanced Studies
• Prof. Shekhar P. Seshadri, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NIMHANS
• Maya Menon, Founder-Director, The Teacher Foundation
• Parminder Gill, Cofounder & Head of Business Development, EduSports
• Nina Patricia Haenel, lecturer at the Centre for Contemporary Dance (CCD), University for Music and Dance in Cologne, Germany along with German dance artist Ronja Nadler
• Jayachandran Palazhy, Artistic Director, Attakkalari
Participation is open through registration.
Essence International - a residency for dancers, performing artistes and stage technologists is currently taking place leading up to the festival. The Festival is organised by Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in partnership with Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and supported by The Fanuc India (Pvt) Ltd., TNQ Ltd., Instituto Cervantes, Embassy of Spain in India, Italian Institute of Culture, Italian Consul General (Mumbai), InKO Centre (Chennai) and Centre for Contemporary Dance Cologne, Germany. The Arts Education Summit is organised by Attakkalari in collaboration with The Teacher Foundation with the support of The Philosophy Programme at the National Institute of Advanced Studies.
Tickets for the Graduation Shows and Bhinna Vinyasa are priced at INR 500 and 200 and are available at Attakkalari & online on Bookmyshow & EventsHigh.
Tickets also available at Chowdiah Hall from 9 to 11 August 2018, 5pm onwards.
For further info:
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