It’s 10 days of contemporary dance and music in the city

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Attakkalari dance fest all set to rock Bangalore tomorrow

Mark your calendars. The Attakkalari India Biennial, touted as being south Asia’s largest international contemporary dance and movement arts festival, is scheduled to begin on Friday.


The theme of the festival, on till February 3, 2013, is Frames of Dance and will feature performers and delegates from various countries, including Austria, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, South Korea, the U.K. and the U.S.

According to the website, the festival will open with the critically acclaimed T he Manganiyar Seduction at the Jayamahal Palace Hotel.

While most performances and screenings are free, some are ticketed. Performances will be held across the city at various venues, including the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Max Mueller Bhavan, Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, Ranga Shankara, Guru Nanak Bhavan and ADA Ranga Mandira.


Over the past five editions, Attakkalari India Biennial is a platform for contemporary movement arts and is a forum for exchange of knowledge and expertise in dance, design and research.

Artistes from various parts of the world come together to present their work, share their experiences, exchange ideas, explore new territories and throw open a dynamic space for creative expression through performance, network and collaboration.


This year, the festival is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, iDAS nrw, tanzhaus nrw, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture- Government of India, British Council, Oz Fest, InKo Centre, Arts Council Korea, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Embassy of France, Bonjour India, Japan Foundation, swissnex and the Consulate General of The Netherlands.

For more information, visithttp://www.attakkalaribiennial.o rg/

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