ATTAKKALARI INDIA BIENNIAL 2017 (03 - 12 February, 2017)
ANNOUNCES ITS 8TH AND BIGGEST EDITION
">8th edition of South Asia’s largest and most important international festival for contemporary movement arts is back in its home-city Bengaluru scheduled from 03 to 12 February 2017. Last edition saw the theme Dance Connect being reflected in networks that formed on various levels. While the initiatives of Attakkalari to encourage young, upcoming and talented dance-makers created a stronger and vibrant dance community, the theme also found resonances in large ways where invested cultural managers and decision makers from across the globe were invited to view the contemporary movement arts scene from South Asia in Bengaluru. These multiple interactions and possibilities of future collaborations led to forging of relations which promise to strengthen the culture of dissemination and appreciation of contemporary movement arts in India and, indeed across South Asia.
Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 guarantees to be a 10-day long event of engagement with contemporary movement and digital arts to see the coming of age of contemporary movement in Bengaluru and India, and its emerging role as a strong cultural component in the world of performance and affiliated arts. This edition will see the furthering of the links that were fostered owing to the reputation garnered by Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts and the sustaining goodwill of its supporters and well-wishers with its theme BLR Moves. The theme has been devised keeping in mind the idea of shaking up Bengaluru to animation and groove with our many masterclasses, workshops and other lead-up activities which would integrate the dance enthusiastic public into the festival.
Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 is organised
in Partnership with:
Ministry of Culture, Government of India | Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka | Indian Council for Cultural Relations | | Royal Norwegian Embassy | Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan | Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council | InKo Centre | Arts Council Korea | Institut Français India | Alliance Française de Bangalore | Swissnex India |
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea | Korea Arts Management Service | Center Stage Korea | Performing Arts Fund NL | Department of Arts and Culture, Republic of South Africa | Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec | Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts de Montréal | Consulate General of Canada, Bengaluru | Québec Government Office in Mumbai | Accion Cultural Española | Instituto Cervantes of New Delhi | Polish Institute New Delhi | Office of the Capital City Warsaw | Fabbrica Europa | Inlaks India Foundation | Dancebase, Edinburgh | Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi | Centre for Law and Policy Research |
Special Thanks to Friends and Patrons of Attakkalari: Mr. Sudhakar Rao | Mr. Mohandas Pai | Mr. Ravichandar V. | Mr. Ranjan Pai