Attakkalari India Biennial 2017

CENTRE-STAGE AT THE ATTAKKALARI INDIA BIENNIAL 2017

The Centre-Stage at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 continues to bring the global stage to the city’s performing art venues. Featuring internationally acclaimed dance companies from across the world, the Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 brings Bengaluru alive with performances every day. This year’s Centre-Stage will present performances from South Korea, South Africa, France, India, Spain, Poland, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Canada, and Switzerland across multiple venues in Bengaluru.

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R u Ready?
Second Nature Dance Company

5 Colors
Gamblerz & Animation

South Korea

February 03 * 7.30 pm*

65 mins.

Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Tickets: Rs. 1000/ 500/ 200

Only after being knocked down by the endless requirements of society do people have the opportunity to reflect on their inner self. It is only after trying to understand the meaningless of life, assuaging feelings of depression, and loneliness does one finally get to see oneself- the true self that was ignored while preparing for to meet society’s demands and expectations. Only then can one ask oneself – ‘R u ready?
Choreography: Kim Sung-han

In 5 Colors, Gamblerz & Animation present the seminal five colours not only as an aesthetic statement but as a uniquely Korean representation of harmony. By complementing this with street dance, the group adds a new dimension to the construct of oriental colours. The performance aims to present balance and harmony between the traditional and the modern in a new, contemporary light.
Choreography: Jung Iljoo

This performance is presented with the support of InKo Centre; Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea and Korea Arts Management Service.

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*Opening Ceremony at 7.00 pm

Ketima
Vuyani Dance Theatre



South Africa

February 04 * 7.30 pm

60 mins.

Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Tickets: Rs. 1000/ 500/ 200

“Ketima” meaning “run” in Sepedi, is an impressive, honest, delicate, and emotionally searing work that chronicles phases of human development by artfully going back in time to discover the origins and journey of a young man. It examines phases of development- from crawling through toddling, to the time when human thoughts, feelings, and actions get hooked to the mainstream of life.

Choreography: Gregory Maqoma

This performance is presented with the support of Department of Arts and Culture, Republic of South Africa.

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TORDRE (WROUGHT}
CCN2-Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble


France

February 05 * 7.30 pm

60 mins.

Ranga Shankara Theatre

Tickets: Rs.200

TORDRE (WROUGHT) is presented by CCN2 - Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble, choreographed by Rachid Ouramdane.

Two of Ouramdane’s longtime collaborators—Lora Juodkaite and Annie Hanauer— perform lonely solos in a haunting duet. Intensely physical performances foreground the specificity of each woman’s body as she paints a raw, captivating self-portrait. Compelling in its repetition, Ouramdane’s choreography pushes the performers to find the gesture that makes them who they are.
Choreography: Rachid Ouramdane

This performance is presented with the support of Institut Française India.

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Bhinna Vinyasa
Attakkalari Repertory Company


India

February 06 * 7.30 pm

60 mins.

Gurunanak Bhavan

Tickets: Rs.300/200

Bhinna Vinyasa, a ‘realm of changing configurations/assemblages’, explores metaphysical journeys prompted by internal and external forces resulting in profound changes in the lives of individuals and communities.

Alluding to the imagined ancient idea of the ātman (individual soul) and paramātman (universal meta soul) as well as the rhizomatic relations in the “post-humanist future”, Bhinna Vinyasa traverses the notions of self through a continuous process of becoming and disappearing, where the coordinates of time and space appear elastic.
Choreography: Jayachandran Palazhy


BHINNA VINYASA is co-produced by the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Fondazione Fabbrica Europa and TNQ Private Ltd. with support from the Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India), Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy

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Times Takes The Time Time Takes
GN | MC Guy Nader and Maria Campos


Spain

February 07 * 7.30 pm

60 mins.

Ranga Shankara Theatre

Tickets: Rs. 200

TIME TAKES THE TIME TIME TAKES contemplates time as a fundamental concept through the repetition and accumulation of oscillations, creating complex mechanisms and constellations in space time. It is a physical, risky and precise proposal that suggests the idea of time as a continuum.

TTTTTT is a physical, dynamic conversation through movement repetitions and pendulum leitmotiv- a journey of dangling movements that burst into different encounters evolving towards a perpetual mobile.
Choreography: Guy Nader and Maria Campos

This performance is presented with the support of Accion Cultural Española and Instituto Cervantes of New Delhi.

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Liquido
LUISA CORTESI / GIANLUCA PETRELLA


Italy

February 08 * 7.30 pm

40 mins.

Ranga Shankara Theatre

Tickets: Rs.200
(SINGLE TICKET FOR TWO SHOWS)

Choreographer/ dancer Luisa Cortesi and composer and musician Gianluca Petrella meet in Liquido, a performance in which music and dance are in a deep balance and develop continuously, following a (im)possible dialogue. On stage, the sound texture created by Petrella with the trombone and live electronics inspires the movement of Cortesi, which in turn becomes a significant element of the sound plot in a repetitive and compelling gestures game. Liquido is an encounter with dance and music, creating a solo outside traditional formats to give shape to a variety of choreographic and sound styles that evoke one another, seeking and repulsing each other, activating signs and further meanings.
Choreography: Luisa Cortesi
Live music: Gianluca Petrella


This performance is presented with the support of Fondazione Fabbrica Europa.

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Closeness
Zawirowania Dance Theatre


Poland

February 08 * 8.45 pm

45 mins.

Ranga Shankara Theatre

Tickets: Rs.200
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Closeness (Zbliżenia) is presented by the Zawirowania Dance Theatre from Poland which was founded in 2004. The piece began with the question- when one is in a relationship with someone, is one actually in love with the person or with the idea of the person? The man in the relationship is confronted with the image of “masculinity” that woman had created, and poetic images in the performance depict the distortion of relationships over time.
Choreography: Cooperation between the dancers of Dance Theatre Zawirowania with Tomas Nepsinsky

This performance is presented with the support of Polish Institute New Delhi.

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La Suite
Fabien Prioville Dance Company


Germany

February 09 * 7.30 pm

60 mins.

Ranga Shankara Theatre

Tickets:Rs.200

fabien prioville dance company presents La Suite, in which the choreographer Fabien Prioville chooses to confront himself for one last time with the work and legacy of Pina Bausch using Café Müller as a starting point. The cast of characters is based on the original characters in Pina Bausch’s Café Müller. The role of Bausch is taken over by a jazz singer, and the other characters are taken by performers, former members of Tanztheater Wuppertal, the Bavarian Staatsoper Munich, and the company DV8. They are accompanied by live music played by legends of contemporary music from the UK.
Choreography: Fabien Prioville

This performance is presented with the support of Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan.

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WHILE WE STRIVE
Arno Schuitemaker


The Netherlands

February 10 * 4.00 pm

57 mins.

Alliance Française de

Tickets: Rs.200

Three performers seduce the audience to go along on a trip for the senses. Hypnotizing in its intensity and magical in its simplicity, they give new life to the relationship between sound and movement: seeing becomes hearing and hearing becomes seeing. The performers exude a tremendous amount of energy, as they circle their arms, undulate and tremble with their bodies, cling intimately to each other and take the rhythm to its limit. Setting the senses in motion, WHILE WE STRIVE creates a physical and acoustic experience that arouses, effects, and resonates.
Choreography: Arno Schuitemaker


This performance is presented with the support of Performing Arts Fund NL

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This is the Title
Westward Ho!
Man in a Room

Ima Iduozee and Tero Saarinen Company

Finland

February 10 * 7.30 pm

70 mins.

Ranga Shankara Theatre

Tickets:Rs.200

This is the Title questions the relation between our individual choices, the norms set by our environment, and the boundaries that we ourselves build. Reconstructing the conventions of contemporary movement and breakdance, the work also contemplates Iduozee’s personal body-history. The choreographic arrangement of the work is based on a set of repetitive gestures that intriguingly interplay with video, light and sound.
Choreography: Ima Eljas Iduozee

Westward Ho! was Saarinen’s international breakthrough as a choreographer. It was invited to be a part of the first ever Aerowaves festival in 1997. The work has since then been performed over a hundred times in countries around the world. The male trio paints an absurdly melancholic, quietly humorous portrayal of friendship, selfishness and betrayal.
Choreography: Tero Saarinen

Man in a Room was created for Tero Saarinen by Carolyn Carlson, one of the most influential contemporary choreographers today. Based in France, she was born in the USA to parents of Finnish origin. Saarinen’s riveting interpretation paints an image of a man – an artist – in a room. Inspired by the life of the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970), the work explores man’s creative anxiety.
Choreography: Carolyn Carlson

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24 Preludes by Chopin
The Rite of Spring
Compagnie Marie Chouinard



Canada

February 11 * 7.30 pm

80 mins. + 20 mins. Intermission

Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Tickets: Rs. 1000/ 500/ 200

24 Preludes by Chopin is a choreographic work constructed of dynamic alternations that are constantly in touch with the music and the feelings it evokes- chastity, passion, introspection, ardour, or rebellion. They are transposed by Marie Chouinard into states of agitation and practiced movement, a vast terrain of forbidden games sculpted by light

The Rite of Spring occupies a special position in Marie Chouinard’s work. She created her first choreography based on Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring,exploring a New World, and marking the entry of dance into modernity.
Choreography: Marie Chouinard

his performance is presented with the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Consulate General of Canada, Bengaluru and Québec Government Office in Mumbai.

Parental guidance is adviced.

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ISSHH (क)
CIE Nicole Seiler



Switzerland

February 12 * 7.30 pm

60 mins.

Ranga Shankara Theatre

Tickets: Rs. 200

ISSHH (क) explores the links between sound and image; cinema and stage. It’s a work of choreographic research questioning the idea of the group, and the requirements to create a “common” body.

ISSHH (क) draws upon Devdas, a novel recounting the ill-fated love story of Devdas, written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, which has been widely translated and adapted for cinema. On an empty stage with the dancers of the Attakkalari Dance Company (Bengaluru, IN), Nicole Seiler delves into a century of acoustic perceptions, taking us on a choreographic-cinematic voyage that questions the infinite possibilities of our imagination.
Choreography: Nicole Seiler

This performance is presented with the support of Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.

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