Danse Dialogues, from 2 to12 November 2011

Indo-French Festival of Contemporary Dance
2-12 November 2011
Delhi - Chennai - Bengaluru

After the successful Indo-French dance performances showcased during the first edition of the festival of France, Bonjour India (2009-10), the French Embassy in India was pleased to present the first Indo-French contemporary dance festival: DanSe Dialogues.

Opening in Delhi on 2 November 2011, DanSe Dialogues aimed to strengthen the artistic cooperation between the two countries in the field of contemporary dance. It featured three French choreographers touring Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru to present their productions alongside nine Indian dance companies spread over the three cities. DanSe Dialogues also involved Master Classes, video screenings of dance films and Encounters with French choreographers.


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DanSe Dialogues aims to create interest in French and Indian contemporary and alternative dance practices and participate in the growth of such dance in India. Thus, it will foster exchanges and meetings between French and Indian professionals and encourage Indo-French projects.

With about eighty companies touring regularly worldwide, France’s contemporary dance scene is recognised for its diversity and quality. In India, while classical dances are greatly developed and strongly rooted, the contemporary dance scene is transforming traditional codes to give birth to a new choreographic vocabulary. Given this immense potential, the ambition for DanSe Dialogues is to make it sustainable by setting up a close collaboration between India and France. These Dialogues could be enlarged to other European partners to become an Indo-European dance festival.

DanSe Dialogues has been organised by the Embassy of France in India in association with the Alliances Françaises of Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore, and in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Delhi International Arts Festival, Gati Dance Forum in Delhi, Kalakshetra and Prakriti Foundations in Chennai, Attakkalari Centre for Movements Arts in Bangalore.

For more details, follow the festival on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DanSeDialogues.

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