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The next edition of ‘Attakkalari India Biennial’ (AIB), an international contemporary dance festival, will be held in venues across Bangalore from February 6 to 15, 2015.

 The event will be officially launched on August 26 and 27 with a performance by the Attakkalari Repertory.

Programmed around the theme ‘Dance Connect’, AIB 2015 is organised by the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (ACMA) to foster new connections in producing, presenting and receiving contemporary dance locally as well as globally. 

True to the theme, Attakkalari has devised a series of activities to connect individuals, communities, localities and organisations right across Bangalore and throughout India and internationally. 

Over the six editions so far, AIB has emerged as a unique platform for contemporary movement arts in the South Asia region, stimulating many artistes and organisations to launch their own initiatives. It has brought together more than 200 artistes from 20 countries to Bangalore.

Says Jayachandran Palazhy, Artistic Director, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, says, “AIB 2015 will mark the coming of age of contemporary dance practices in India and will open up new avenues for dance artistes and audiences alike.
Fresh ideas in training and skills development, experimentations and collaborative approaches in creation of new dance works, innovations in presentation and openness blended with constructive critiquing in the reception of performances, will be the hallmark of the coming ‘Biennial’.” 

“Everyone will be able to connect with the event and embrace it with their own initiatives to make dance a part of their life.”

The official launch of AIB 2015 will be held on August 25 and 26 at Ranga Shankara Theatre, JP Nagar at 7.30 pm. Tickets are priced at Rs 200 and available on www.bookmyshow.com and at the venue.

For information, call 2212 3684 or 4148 3534 or visit www.attakkalaribiennial.org 

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