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.
R u Ready?
Second Nature Dance Company
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.
Vuyani Dance Theatre
February 04 * 7.30 pm 60 mins. Chowdiah Memorial Hall Tickets: Rs. 1000/ 500/ 200
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.
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.