FACETS Choreography Residency 2015
JAN 5 - FEB 5
The third edition of the FACETS international choreography residency remains steady in its vision of providing a support system for young, emerging choreographers in South Asia to develop new work: seeing it from proposal to performance with the support of mentorship and collaborators. Also, by showcasing the works that stem from the FACETS residency in different cities in India as well as other South Asian countries, the Attakkalari India Biennial hopes to continue furthering the cause of contemporary dance-making and building a discourse and audiences for the same. Six young choreographers in the FACETS residency were chosen through an open call from the South Asian region Critical Path (Australia), Dance Base (UK), InKo Centre (Chennai) and ArKo (Korea). The focus on the South Asian region, its burgeoning contemporary dance scene, the need to widen the scope of performance and the framework of their artistic practice has been the driving force of the FACETS choreography. . Four other choreographers came through the cultural partners for FACETS.
These young choreographers were mentored by an international panel of 7 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.