An Evening of Contemporary Dance

Type: Event
Location: Auditorium
City: Bangalore
Date: Sat, 2011/06/04 – 7:30pm

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts presents Diya Naidu & Denny Paul, winners of Robert Bosch Young Choreographer’s Award.

“Nadir” & “Uyire”

 Senior dancers from Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts – Diya Naidu and Denny Paul –have won the Robert Bosch Young Choreographers Award and are presenting two solos as an evening of contemporary dance.

Attakkalari was granted the Robert Bosch Art Grant for a second year in a row in 2010 by Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI). Attakkalari was one amongst many recipients chosen for this grant which specifically seeks to support the talent and work of emerging artists. The awardees were selected from various genres including dance, visual arts and theatre.

Under the auspices of the Robert Bosch Art Grant and the  Young Choreographers Platform initiative at Attakkalari, Diya and Denny have collaborated with various artists. Denny has worked with Bangalore based music composer Jatin Vidyarthi and Diya has collaborated with German DJs Andi & Hannes Teichmann. Shymon Chelad has designed the lights for their pieces while Asha Fernandez and Samantha Baura have designed the costumes. Sarath G. and Nimish Jain have collaborated on the multi media aspect of the pieces with the dancers. Additionally Sankar Venkateswaran and Koushik Sen have generously mentored the emerging choreographers in their process.

For her piece “Nadir”, Diya Naidu has chosen to explore ideas of isolation and the inescapable fact of bondage within separation. Denny in his piece “Uyire” (or life force) has chosen to use an autobiographical perspective to look at the relationship between the past and the present.

Their solos will be showcased as an evening of contemporary dance on Saturday, June 4th at 7:30 PM at Alliance Française de Bangalore. The performance is open to the public and is free of cost.