Diploma in Movement Arts & Mixed Media

Interested in an exciting career in contemporary dance? Looking for professional training opportunities? Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, India’s premiere institution working in the field of Contemporary Movement Arts, offers a full-time training programme through its Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media.

A unique curriculum and excellent faculty make this course, now completing its nineth year, still the only one of its kind in India! Applications are open for the next batch. Course commences on September 2015. Auditions in Bangalore have begun.

To register for the audition, please send in your application to attakkalari[at]gmail[dot]com or apply online here.
Further details can be found here.

EVENTS CALENDAR

December 2014

11th

Absence Presence

UB City, Bangalore

November 2014

16th

Master class with Avant Garde

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

14th-15th

Excerpts from AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Dewan Bandaraya City Hall, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

October 2014

27th-28th

Master class with Scottish Dance Theatre

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

September 2014

16th

Master class with Hofesh Shechter Company

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

August 2014

26th-27th

Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 Launch

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

22nd

Diploma Graduation

JSS Auditorium, Bangalore

June 2014

28th

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Kerala Fine Arts Hall, Kochi

May - June 2014

31st-1st

Advanced Light Design Workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

May 2014

24th-25th

Silambam & Theverattam Master class

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April - May 2014

21st-3rd

Summer Workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April 2014

5th-6th

Kootiyattam & Mizhavu Master class

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

March 2014

5th

Master class with Hofesh Shechter

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

December 2013

7th

Santhulan

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

October 2013

24th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

Kalamandir, Kolkata

23rd

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Kalamandir, Kolkata

14th

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Divaldo Archa Theatre, Prague (Czech Republic)

10th-12th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels (Belgium)

4th-5th

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

BNM Grand Studio, Marseille (France)

August 2013

29th

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Fabrics India warehouse, Chennai

18th-19th

Bahuchari Mata - auditions

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

17th

Diploma Graduation

JSS Auditorium, Bangalore

May 2013

25th-26th

Light Design workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April - May 2013

29th-11th

Summer movement workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

April 2013

26th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

Ishanya Mall, Pune

March 2013

22nd

Bardo Beings

Jamsteady Princeton Club, Kolkata

16th

Nadir

NCPA, Mumbai

February 2013

5th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

Regional Theatre, Thrissur

3rd

K-Style

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

3rd

FACETS

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

3rd

Lanx / Obtus

ADA Rangamandira, Bangalore

2nd

Lanx / Obtus

ADA Rangamandira, Bangalore

2nd

Transitions

Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut, Bangalore

1st

Odyssey Complex

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

1st

FACETS

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

January 2013

31st

White Caps

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

31st

FACETS

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

31st

Platform 13

Guru Nanak Bhavan, Bangalore

30th

Glimpses

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

30th

Platform 13

Guru Nanak Bhavan, Bangalore

29th

Beautiful Thing 2

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

29th

Esnes.no.n2

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

28th

Changeable Cohesion

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

27th

Urban Ballet

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

27th

Transitions

Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut, Bangalore

26th

Glow

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

26th

FACETS

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

25th

Manganiyar Seduction

Jayamahal Palace, Bangalore

19-20th

Light Design Workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

December 2012

4th

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

NCPA, Mumbai

1st

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Purana Qila, New Delhi

November 2012

23rd

AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue

Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore

10th-11th, 17th-18th

Masterclass by James MacGillivray

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

October 2012

31st

MeiDhwani - Echoes of the Body

IGNITE Festival of Contemporary Dance 2012, New Delhi

25th

Scottish Dance Theatre

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

August 2012

24th

Diploma Graduation

JSS Auditorium, Bangalore

21st

Thang Ta workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

2nd

Pollinator 1 Bee Festival

Hyatt Regency, Chennai

June-July 2012

22nd-23rd, 30th-1st

Masala FX

Palace Grounds, Bangalore

May 2012

11th-13th

Devarattam & Silambham workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

5th

Swa Atman & Temps d’arrêt

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

April 2012

27th

rangTARANG

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

April - May 2012

23rd-5th

Summer movement workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

March - April 2012

31st-22nd

Weekend Light Design workshop

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

March 2012

24th

Kentaro!! Performance

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

14th-18th

Seminar

Ninasam, Heggodu

February 2012

25th

BANG BANG

Malleswaram Bus Stand, Bangalore

24th

BANG BANG

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

13th-22nd

TPAM

Yokohama, Japan

6th-26th

Samir Akika / Unusual Symptoms

Attakkalari Studios, Bangalore

4th-5th

Workshop

Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne

January - February 2012

30th - 2nd

Workshop

Critical Path, Sydney

January, 2012

27th

Nadir

Blue Frog, New Delhi

16th-28th

Workshop with Richard Siegal

Attakkalari Studios

13th

MeiDhwani, Nagarika

NSD, New Delhi

December, 2011

18th

Young Choreographers Platform, Nagarika

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Cochin

17th

MeiDhwani

Kerala Fine Arts Hall, Cochin

8th-11th

"Exploring the Senses - Emotions, Performativity, and Ritual"

Clubhaus FU Berlin, Germany

3rd

MeiDhwani

Ninasam, Shimoga

2nd

Young Choreographers Platform

Ninasam, Shimoga

November, 2011

30th

MeiDhwani

Music Academy, Chennai

29th

Young Choreographers Platform, Nagarika

SPACES, Elliots Beach Chennai

11th

MeiDhwani

J.S.S. Auditorium, Bangalore

5th-8th

Synchronous Objects (William Forsythe)

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore & Attakkalari

October, 2011

19th

Nagarika Presentation & Master classes

Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden

17th-18th

Workshop on "Textiles & Performance"

Swedish School of Textiles, Sweden

14th-15th

MeiDhwani, Nagarika

Tanzhaus nrw, Dusseldorf

12th

MeiDhwani

Theatre im Pumpenhaus, Munster

11th-13th

Nadir, Uyire, Padheyam, Uruvam

Tanzhaus nrw, Dusseldorf , Germany

7th, 8th

MeiDhwani

Kunstlerhaus Mousontrum, Frankfurt

2nd

Traces

14th Seoul International Dance Festival

September, 2011

10th-18th

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

Philadelphia, U.S.

7th

MeiDhwani preview

Ravindra Kalakshetra,Bangalore

August, 2011

19th

Diploma Graduation Ceremony

Bangalore

June, 2011

4th

Nadir & Uyire

Alliance Francaise, Bangalore

May-June, 2011

23rd-2nd

Beyond Project

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

April-May, 2011

30th-1st

Low Lives 3

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/low-lives-3

25th-7th

Summer Camp

Attakkalari, Bangalore

April, 2011

22nd

Learning & Participation Project

South Bank Centre, London, UK

20th

Farewell in honour of Dr. Evelin Hust

Goethe- Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore

19th

Chaaya

South Bank Centre, London, UK

11th-21st

Alchemy Festival

South Bank Centre, London, UK

9th

Rush & Padheyam

Greenwich Dance Agency, London, UK

7th

Rush, Uruvam & Padheyam

Plymouth University, UK

3rd

Uruvam

Pavilion Dance/ Dance South West, Bournemouth, UK

2nd

Rush & Padheyam

Pavilion Dance/ Dance South West, Bournemouth, UK

March, 2011

31st

Uruvam

Arnolfini, Bristol, U.K.

February, 2011

3rd

Traces

Rangashankara, Bangalore

January 2011

30th

Rush, Uruvam & Padheyam

Rangashankara, Bangalore

28th

Corporeal Kaleidoscpoe

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore

November-December, 2010

27th-19th

Beyond Project

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

November, 2010

2nd

Sanchaari

Tagore Hall, Trivandrum

October, 2010

31st

Sanchaari

Mammen Mappilai Hall, Kottayam

8th

Sanchaari

Tagore Centenary Hall, Calicut

September, 2010

9th

Sanchaari

Trichur

8th

Sanchaari

Regional Theatre, Trichur

5th

Sanchaari

Kerala Fine Arts Society, Cochin

4th

Young Choreographers Platform Showcase

David Hall, Fort Kochi

August, 2010

20th

Diploma Graduation Ceremony

Seva Sadan Association, Bangalore

July, 2010

17th

Auditions for Diploma Programme

Attakkalari, Bangalore

June, 2010

26th

Auditions for Diploma Programme

Terence Lewis Dance Company, Mumbai

12th

Uruvam & Chaaya

Alliance Francaise, Bangalore

April, 2010

20th

For Pina

National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai

17th

For Pina

Darpana, Ahmedabad

March, 2010

26th-28th

Chronotopia

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

18th

Evening of Young Choreographers

Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden

17th

Chronotopia

Varakonserthus, Sweden

14th

Chronotopia

Staasts Theater, Schauspielhaus, Germany

February, 2010

8th

For Pina...

Uma, Kolkata

5th

For Pina...

Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi

2nd

For Pina...

Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

January, 2010

30th

For Pina...

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

28th

For Pina...

Spaces, Elliot Beach, Chennai

19th

Chronotopia

Abhimanch Theatre, New Delhi

17th

Chronotopia

Antarang Theatre, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

Master class in Bharatnatyam with Minal Prabhu

Dates : May 18th to May 29th 2015
Timing : Monday to Friday 10:00am to 11:30am OR 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fee : Rs. 2500/-
Content - Abhinaya, Tala, and 2 items withh be taught over the period of the workshop (Tilanna / Padam / Javali).
Prior current training in Bharatnatyam is required

About the Guru - A graduate of the esteemed Kalakshetra Foundation (Chennai), Smt. Minal Prabhu embodied the quintessential zeal for dancing accompanied by a passion for excellence. In 1991, it was this very mindset that made her bring Mudrika to Bangalore. With her roots firmly entrenched in the Kalakshetra tradition, Minal Prabhu is among the leading Bharatanatyam Gurus in Bangalore today. She has several group and solo choreographic works to her credit, which have been presented in India, Singapore and London.
In addition to being a committed Guru at Mudrika, Minal has continued to express her fervor for the progress of dance education by teaching Aesthetics at the Natya Institute of Kathak and choreography and conducting Bharathanatyam classes at the Attakalari Center. She also conducts annual workshops in Singapore at The Srutilaya Institute.

Attakkalari Summer School is Back!!!

The workshop will be informed and influenced by Creative Movement, Contemporary dance, Kalarippayattu and Technique, concluding with a process presentation by all the students.

School dates : April 20th to May 2nd 2015
Junior Batch : 5 – 9yrs / Monday to Friday /9:30 am to 12:30pm
Senior Batch : 9 – 14yrs / Monday to Friday / 9:30 to 12:30pm
Teens : 15 – 19yrs / Monday to Friday / 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Young Adults : 19 – 24 / Monday to Friday / 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Performance : 2nd May at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, 10 am onwards

Juniors & Seniors - This module will be creative, involving basic techniques, material (sequences), the facilitator will choreograph sequences, that will be informed and influenced mainly by the creative inputs by the children themselves. Will be more theme based. Props will be used as required. The students will be able to learn and develop and most importantly, have FUN in an explorative, playful and interactive learning environment.
The children will also be able to show off what they have learnt in the form of a small presentation, taking place at the end of the two week programme!

Teens and Young Adults - Teens new to dance, as well as those with prior skills in dance come together to learn the art of choreography. Carefully taught throughout the workshop, the teens find original movement themes to develop into their own personal expressions. They learn movement and basic techniques, exploring individual ideas and transforming it into creative team work. By the end of the workshop they are ready to showcase a group work to perform for family and friends. The workshop is from 2:30 pm until 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Workshop limited to 20 participants only.

Attakkalari’s Off Campus Summer School at Gurrkirpa

School dates : April 20th to May 2nd 2015
Junior Batch : 7 – 11yrs / Monday to Friday /10:00 am to 12:00pm
Senior Batch : 11 – 15yrs / Monday to Friday / 3:00 to 5:00pm
Venue : Gurrkirpa 73/2, Millers Road, Near Vikram Hospital, B’lore – 1
Fee : 5000/- per student, Seats limited to 15 students
Dress Code : Track Pants, Tshirt and socks
Contact : Renu Singh – +919880233150, Anupa - +91996661910

Performance : 2nd May at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, 10 am onwards

The module will be creative, involving basic techniques, material (sequences), the facilitator will choreograph sequences, that will be informed and influenced mainly by the creative inputs by the children themselves. Will be more theme based. Props will be used as required. The students will be able to learn and develop and most importantly, have FUN in an exploratory, playful and interactive learning environment. The children will also be able to show off what they have learnt in the form of a small presentation, taking place at the end of the two week programme!

CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR PLATFORM 15 HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!

Envisioned as a forum to showcase a choreographer / movement artist’s work, thematically, as a whole, or as work-in-progress, the South Asia Platform is an integral part of the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015. The Platform is a space for practitioners to show their work and engage with an international audience, and aims to lay the foundation for a network that connects artists, technicians, academics, pedagogues and audiences with each other in the hope that it will support new and quality work in the coming years.

Platform 15 invited practitioners with a track record of choreographic practice in the South Asian region to apply. The selection process is over and the choreographers for Platform 15 have been announced!  Please find the details here.

Writing on Dance Laboratory

Open Call

The Writing on Dance Laboratory at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 is a collaborative workspace designed to create critical articulations around contemporary dance and the performing arts.
Geared towards www.ligament.in, a new journal of contemporary dance, the Writing on Dance laboratory will function as an editorial space for residents to look at contemporary dance in the biennial as a launching pad for deeper discourse about the performing arts. We invite writers with some experience in arts writing to apply for the residency.
Interested applicants must submit the following materials by email to documentation@attakkalari.org
- a letter specifying reasons for wishing to attend the Writing on Dance workshop
- a résumé
- three writing samples, preferably to do with dance or the arts
Deadline for applications is December 20, 2014.
More information here.

FACETS 2015
Final list announced!

Conceived as a confluence of diverse yet interconnected art practices and contexts, FACETS 2015 will create a vibrant platform for exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences to explore fresh approaches in creating performance works. The residency will offer emerging choreographers an inter-disciplinary approach to creating original works. They will be mentored by experienced and internationally acclaimed faculty to develop strategies to realise their ideas and projects in a supportive and creative environment, free of financial constraints.

The residency will work as a collective with common technique / skill sharing sessions, exploratory and feedback forums, with individual production rehearsals to meet each choreographer's needs. There will also be scope for group devising and course corrections during this period.
FACETS 2015 will be held from January 5th to February 5th 2015 in Bangalore, India. During this period the choreographers will create works which will be premiered at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 scheduled between February 6th and 15th.
LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES
Further information here

Photography Credits: Sara Davis, Andy Ross, Dilip Banerjee, Anoop Kumar, Sudeep Bhattacharya, David Coleman, Anand K, Carlos Collado & Attakkalari.
Attakkalari is supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Tata Education Trust, Ford Foundation and the Department of Culture, Government of India.