Basement 21 presents
March Dance Season 3
At Max Mueller Bhavan
March 4 - 16, 2019 Chennai

March 5, 2019

Basement 21 in association with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai presents MARCH DANCE SEASON 3
* Features performances by critically acclaimed artist Anna Huber and veteran performer Maya Krishna Rao.
* Workshops by Anna Huber on choreography and movement and by Maarten Visser and Pravin Kannanur on Improvisation.

The Chennai-based artists' collective Basement 21, investigating contemporary thought and action in various disciplines of arts, together with Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, is presenting the third season of March Dance, an annual contemporary dance festival. This year, in this exclusive dance festival, they try to bring in a different perspective to the contemporary dance scene in Chennai by inviting two eminent performers and also organizing workshops, which explore creation of performances, instigating deep enquiry into the creative process.



The program includes performances by:

March 10 @ 7pm: UNSICHTBARST by critically acclaimed choreographer and performer Anna Huber from Switzerland. She will take the viewers through a reconstruction of a solo as a way to begin with nothing and allow the body to reveal its meaning. There will also be a public conversation with the choreographer on March 11 at 5:30pm.

March 14 & 15 @ 7pm: LOOSE WOMAN by veteran performer Maya Krishna Rao, who brings her distinct language of improvised performance, while sharing her unique modes of building a language of the body that is subversive and strong. A public conversation with the artist will take place on March 16 at 5:30pm.

Donor passes of INR 200 are available Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai.
For prebooking, please SMS 99624 86721.

March Dance Season 3 also features workshops by Musician Maarten Visser & Pravin Kannanur and Anna Huber.

March 4-8 & March 11-15 between 9.30am and 12.30pm: Improvisation by musician Maarten Visser and theatre/visual artist Pravin Kannanur is a workshop on modes of listening and responding between practitioners of different arts that culminates in a site-specific sharing of their experience on March 16 at 7pm.

March 4-7 & March 11-15 between 2pm and 5pm: Through conversations Anna Huber will interrogate ideas of 'interdiscipline' and notions of the 'authentic' in performance.

The workshop fee is INR 1000 per workshop. Please write to mail.basement21@gmail.com for further information.

Peer Pressure: Open to workshop participants, there would be a space to share new and developing ideas within practice, in the form of excerpts of informal performance or installation on March 6, 8, 12 and 13 evenings.

About Basement 21
Founded in the year 2011 by Padmini Chettur, Preethi Athreya, K. Pravin and Maarten Visser - dancers, theater/visual artist and musician based at Chennai - Basement 21 hosts improvisation sessions in movement involving artists from various discourses and presents performances, workshops and lectures on art. Natesh Muthuswamy, Krishna Devanandan, Meera Krishnamoorthy, Vijay Boothalingam, Anoushka Kurien, Sujata Goel, Ranjith Hegde, Akila, Harish Ravindran, Sharan Devkar Shankar and many other artists have been closely associated with Basement 21 at various points of time and continues to be so.

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