Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore, presents its much-awaited Graduation Performances of its 10th batch of students pursuing Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media. Featuring 40 talented dancers from across the country, the Graduation Performance will showcase choreographies of five acclaimed international as well as Indian choreographers.
This landmark performance is the culmination of the year long programme involving eight hours of intense training every day in several dance forms and physical traditions as well as in arts history, theory and stage technologies.
The shows will be performed in the following cities:
|Bangalore, Guru Nanak Bhawan||13 August||6 pm onwards|
|Chennai Music Academy||16 August||6 pm onwards|
|Thrissur Regional theatre||20 August||6 pm onwards|
The dances have been choreographed by UK-based Carlos Pons Guerra, among others choreographers. Speaking about his experience in India, Carlos said:
"Working in India over the last two months has been a hugely enriching experience for me as an artist. I have taught the students at Attakkalari and created a new work on 40 dancers, Cocomobile, a fast-paced, quirky piece inspired by my experiences in Bangalore (particularly the traffic!): a city of relentless technological speed environing the frailness of an intricate and deeply rooted tradition. I have shared my knowledge of ballet and contemporary techniques but have also grown immensely through exchange with the dancers. Engaging with the local community- through masterclasses, creative workshops and talks on dance and gender- have allowed me to share my experience with the wider population and to meet many local artists. India has a thriving, motivated and exciting arts scene, and I am extremely thankful to the British Council for this opportunity to share, grow and experience. The arts truly are a universal language that invites inclusion, harmony and dialogue, and the British Council's work is an excellent example of international cooperation”.