FACETS Choreography Residency
Wed 5 Dec, 2012 - Wed 23 Jan, 2013
Arts-in-education is a strong focal point for the Attakkalari India Biennial 2013. The festival unofficially kicked off on December 5, 2012 with FACETS, a choreography residency for 16 young choreographers. These young choreographers from all over the world with a special focus on South Asian and Indian choreographers were selected from over 180 applicants. An open call for applications were made earlier in 2012, and we got an exciting, resounding response from the global dance community - and from countries as diverse as the United States of America and Mali, Latvia and Australia, Indonesia and Germany. Our five-member jury composed of eminent individuals from the arts had a difficult task of selecting these 16 choreographers - Aguibou Bougobali (Burkina Faso), Airi Suzuki (Japan), Anoushka Kurien (India), Choy Ka Fai (Singapore), Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy (India), Inbal Oshman (Israel), Isak Immanuel (USA), Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal(Australia), Kristina Soetorp (Norway), Leandro Kees (Germany), Paula Rechtman (Mexico), Rianto (Indonesia), Santhosh VS (India), Surjit Nongmeikapam (India), Yeon Woo (Korea) and Yola Yulfianti (Indonesia).
These young choreographers were mentored by an international panel of 15 experts in choreography, theatre, digital arts and light and sound design over six weeks. The choreographers' original works were produced at FACETS and will be premiered at the Biennial.