FACETS 2015, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. (Bangalore)
FACETS 2012-2013, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. (Bangalore)
Meghna Bhardwaj- 2017
is an Inlaks Awardee at FACETS, International Choreography Residency, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts from January 2017 to February 2017.
Diya Naidu was a contemporary dancer and choreographer based in India. She is trained in contemporary dance as well as Classical Indian forms and Martial arts. She is also constantly practicing and working around contact work and improvisation. Her interests as an artist centre on the idea of 'integration', where instead of just a specialized focus, the artist through learning, research, practice and experiential engagement becomes a site for the integration of many seemingly unrelated worlds.
She was, for 8 years a member of repertory company -T he Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts and was cast several productions. As a freelancer she teaches both community, professional dancers and as part of university curriculum.
She has been choreographing since 2009, and is currently making work at a 3 month residency at Rote Fabrik, Zurich. She was a finalist at the Prakriti excellence in Contemporary dance Awards in 2012 as well as 2014. In 2015 she developed a piece as a resident of Facets, of the Attakkalari India Biennial. In 2010 she was co awardee of the Robert Bosch Young choreographer’s award and created her first solo.
Her works have been inspired by themes as varied as Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, The schizophrenic- lonely yet crowded urban existence, strong and safe female friendships and bonds, abuse and violence as a result of a patriarchal society, love and even the all pervading bollywood aesthetic!
She is deeply interested in somatic work and the therapeutic aspect of performance and movement.
was an Inlaks Awardee at FACETS, International Choreography Residency, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts from January 2015 to February 2015.
Anoushka Kurien's first encounter with dance was at a bi-weekly ballet class in Chennai which she attended for 8 years. Her training and rigorous interest in contemporary dance began in 2003 with choreographer Padmini Chettur. In 2009, she was awarded a danceWeb scholarship for a residency at the ImpulsTanz Festival, Vienna to attend workshops and coaching projects with practitioners from around the world. She then attended the Dance Studies programme 2010-11 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London through a J.N.Tata scholarship. Her interaction with dancers, other artists and ideas of performance from varied contexts, over the course of her training and experience, clarifies her need to make dance.
As a dancer with the Padmini Chettur Dance Company in the productions 'Paper Doll' (2005), 'Pushed' (2006), 'Beautiful thing 1' (2009) and 'Wall Dancing' (2015) she has performed at festivals and theatres including Bharat Rang Mahotsav (Delhi), Adishakti (Pondicherry), Gati (Delhi), Esplanade (Singapore), SPAF (Seoul), Schaubuhne (Berlin), Theatre de la Ville (Paris), Kunsten Festival (Brussels), Julidans (Amsterdam) and Alkantara (Lisbon). She has also performed in projects by choreographers Thomas Lehman ('A Piece for You, Chennai' - 2013) and David Rolland ('Stranger in Paradise' - 2014).
Anoushka began exploring choreography as a student at Laban. In 2011, she collaborated with artists from South Africa and Brazil on ‘All this for nothing except for dance’ an IBSA residency initiative presented at the ArtsAlive Festival Johannesburg. In 2012, she was selected for an Inlaks Award to develop her solo ‘Restricted View’, which was presented at the Attakkalari Facets Residency Bangalore and at Alliance Francaise, Chennai. She is currently developing a new work.
Teaching dance, creative movement and yoga has become a part of her practice since 2008 and she works with children, professional dancers and anyone curious about movement. She is also involved with Basement 21 a collective of artists who focus on the process of contemporary art practice in India through group improvisations, discussions, performances, site specific and interactive projects. She lives and works in Chennai, India.
was an Inlaks Awardee at FACETS, International Choreography Residency,
Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts from Decemeber 2012 to January 2013.
Attakkalari is India’s premiere organization working in the field of contemporary
movement arts. It was constituted in 1992 to facilitate the development of contemporary
cultural expressions in India, particularly in the performing arts and is today
recognized internationally as an important educational institution and cultural
organization in the South Asia region.
FACETS 2012 -2013 – International Choreography Residency for Young Choreographers.
This programme is scheduled to be held between December 5, 2012 to January 23, 2013
in Bangalore, India for 15 Young and emerging choreographers from all over the world
and especially from India and South Asia. During this period the choreographers
will create works which will be premiered at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2013
scheduled between January 25th and February 3rd, 2013.
GATI Summer Dance Residency (GSDR), The Gati Dance Forum (Delhi)
The Gati Dance Forum, is a Delhi-based independent arts organization that works
in the field of contemporary dance in India. Founded in 2007, in response to the
needs of the professional dance community, the Gati Forum has actively searched
for avenues to develop greater opportunities and infrastructure for contemporary
dance in India.
Among Gati’s many projects and initiatives is the Gati Summer Dance Residency (GSDR).
GSDR was started in 2009 in order to address one of the most integral components
of dance education, choreography. It aims at providing emerging choreographers with
an opportunity to propose, conceptualize and realize their own choreographic works,
and in doing so, gain skills, experience and practice in the art of choreography.
Over the past four years, GSDR has supported 19 young emerging dancers/choreographers
from diverse dance backgrounds and regions. The duration of the residency has been
8-10 weeks. The number of residents was 3 in the first year and went up to 6 in
the current edition. The participants are chosen from a large pool of application
received through a nation-wide open call. The resident artists engage in intensive
workshops and discussions with peers and mentors to create individual pieces of
work. All performances are showcased towards the end of the residency.
The Inlaks Awardees at GSDR
2017 – Parinay Mehra
2016 – Kamakshi Saxena
2015 – Manju Sharma
2014 - The Participants of the residency were
- Rajan Rathore
- Venuri Perera
- Avantika Bahl
- Mirra Arun
- Riya Mandal
- Rachnika Goyal
2013 – Rahul Goswami