Date: Tue, 2011/11/08 (All day)
The Count down has begun… Bangalore is all set to host the First Indo-French Festival of Contemporary Dance
DanSe dialogues is organised by the Embassy of France in India in association with the Alliances Françaises in Chennai and Bangalore; and in collaboration with the Delhi International Arts Festival, Alliance Française of Delhi, Gati Dance Forum in Delhi, the Kalakshetra and Prakriti Foundations in Chennai, and the Attakkalari Centre for Movements Arts in Bangalore.
The Embassy of France and the Alliance Française de Bangalore are proud to present DanSe Dialogues in Bangalore from 8th to 12th November 2011
DanSe Dialogues will be hosted in three cities in India: in Delhi from November 2nd to 8th, in Chennai from 5th to 12th, and in Bangalore from 8th to 12th.
France’s contemporary dance scene is widely recognized for its quality and diversity. In India, contemporary dance is going through a period of great transformation and growth due to varied influences. DanSe Dialogues, a coming together of these two styles, aims at strengthening artistic cooperation between the two countries by promoting contemporary dance and its development in India and by encouraging exchanges and Indo-French projects.
Three French dance companies willperform in all three participating cities. These productions represent the main trends in French contemporary dance: the modern dance techniquein the work of Dominique Boivin – an extraordinary meeting between man and machine; hip hop originating from urban and popular culturein the performance of Brahim Bouchelaghem; or the avant-garde in the choreographic experiment of Jérôme Bel.
Indian contemporary creations featured in the festival in Bangalore include Natya STEM Dance Kampni’s mixed media production Vajra that delves on the indestructibility of the human spirit, Nritarutya’s Mars and Chittara showcasing movement and thought currently being explored on the outer fringes of dance and Attakkalari’s latest production, MeiDhwani that portrays individuals, captives of circumstance and history.
The Embassy of France in India, the Institut Français and the Alliance Française de Bangalore thank all the dance companies participating in this festival. They also thank their cultural partners in Bangalore:
Schneider Electric, Renault – Drive the Change, Fortune Select JP Cosmos – Hospitality Partner and Brigade Gateway – Venue Partner for their support and encouragement.
Entry to all performances by invitation only
Invitations will be available at the Alliance Française de Bangalore from 31st October 2011