Launch of Ligament a new, dynamic online journal

Given the burgeoning contemporary dance scene in the South Asian region, we felt the growing need for a space that is able to contextualise, reflect and voice the goings-on of this scene. Ligament is envisioned as an avenue that is aimed at prompting and encouraging a sustained engagement between contemporary dance practitioners, thinkers, writers, artistic practitioners from other mediums, stakeholders and the wider public.

Read Ligament 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

Attakkalari Winter School

Attakkalari Summer School has been received with eager and open arms by numerous participants interested in learning contemporary dance techniques, classical dance and martial art over the past decade. Due to popular demand we have decided to initiate the Attakkalari Winter School, another opportunity to access quality dance training.
This is an ideal chance for interested participants to hone their skills, especially those unable to commit to either the year-long Diploma program or the six-months at the Talent Academy.Dance. Enthusiasts will go through five-tiered modules, which will include subjects like Kalarippayattu, contemporary dance, Bharatanatyam and Light design among others. The modules might be tailored to suit the requirements of the participants. The workshop will conclude with a process presentation that is open to all.

For more deatils email: attakkalari@gmail.com

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

Writing on Dance with Sanjoy Roy

As a pre-cursor to the Writing on Dance Laboratory as part of the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 (being held between February 6 and 15), a two-day workshop with dance-writer and critic Sanjoy Roy will be held on November 25 and 26, 2014.
London-based Roy has written on dance for The Guardian since 2002, and has been published in the New Statesman, Dance Gazzette, Dancing Times, Pulse amongst other publications. Sanjoy's archive here
The workshop will look mainly at review writing, but will be helpful for anyone interested in writing on dance.

Day One; 3 hrs; Tue, 25 Nov: Ways of Seeing (4pm to 7pm)
Looking at what to see in dance, what to watch for and how to translate it into writing. This will be followed by watching videos and practise taking notes. Participants will then write a short, overnight review for the next session.

Day Two; 1.5 hrs; Wed, 26 Nov: Process and Results (4pm to 5.30pm)
Discussing the writing and its process in detail, along with time for questions and feedback.

Venue: In or around Wilson Garden (to be confirmed)
Registration Fee: Rs. 500
To register, please email documentation@attakkalari.org, with your name, phone number and a short bio of yourself by November 21.

Goethe Institute BangaloResidents at Attakkalari

We join Goethe Institute, Bangalore in welcoming our BangaloResidents this weekend! Choreographer, Sonia Rodriguez, and Sound Composer, Martin Lutz, will be our Artists-in-Residence for the next two months and we look forward to collaborating with them on interesting projects during their stay here.

More information about the other BangaloResidents here

Platform 15 - Emerging South Asia

Call for Applications

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 invites practitioners with a track record of choreographic practice in the South Asian region to apply. Practitioners from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan and Maldives are eligible.
Details 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.