Danser est le fin mot de vivre et c’est par danser aussi soi-même qu’on peut seulement connaître quoi que ce soit - Jean Dubuffet
The first edition took place in November 2011 in New Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore and brought together more than 7500 spectators in these three cities.
This pan-India Festival is dedicated to promoting the richness and diversity of Indian and French contemporary dance, fostering collaboration between French and Indian professionals in this field while popularizing contemporary forms of expression vis-à-vis the Indian public.
For this second edition, DanSe DialogueS will feature French choreographers and Franco-Indian collaborations touring 7 cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru) to present their productions, alongside Indian dance companies. DanSe DialogueS will also showcase master classes given by choreographers and video screenings of French and Indian dance performances.
In the wake of the first successful edition in 2011 and the recently concluded festival of France, Bonjour India 2013, the French Embassy has associated with recognized dance professionals throughout the country and reiterated its expertise in organising countrywide performing arts festivals. Enlarging its scope to seven cities, this year’s programme is designed to nurture the strong bonds established with India in the field of contemporary dance. DanSe DialogueS aims to create interest in French and Indian contemporary and alternative dance practices and to participate in the This year, the dialogue between the two countries will take the form of transmission works.
The programme notably comprises French & Indian vanguard projects. Black Pulp by Xin Company, redefines the contemporary genre; Nos solitudes (“Our solitudes”) by A.I.M.E Co. and Cette Immense Intimité (“This Immense Intimacy”) by Retouramont Co. pay tribute to the agility and weightlessness of the dancers’ suspended bodies; and Astad Deboo’s Rhythm Divine blends percussions and Manipuri dance in a unique sensorial journey.
April 15th, 7.30pm: "Black Pulp" Xin Company – Ranga Shankara theatre
April 19th, 7.30pm: "Cette immense intimité" Retouramont Company – Phoenix Mall
April 22nd, 7.30pm: "Nos solitudes" A.I.M.E. Company – Chowdiah Memorial Hall
April 16th, 7.00pm: "Black Pulp" Xin Company – Shilpa Kala Vedika