DANCE FEST : Looking Back to Move Forward Dance Festival > 25th to 31st July 2018 - Delhi Events
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DANCE FEST : Looking Back to Move Forward Dance Festival > 25th to 31st July 2018

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Venues : Alliance Francaise De Delhi and India International Centre (IIC)
Looking Back Move Forward Dance Festival Artists

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)

Venues : 
25th to 29th July : C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building Complex, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003
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25th to 31st July : Lecture Room - 2 and Art Gallery, Basement, Annexe Building Complex, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003
Landmark : Annexe Building is Next to Alliance Francaise
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28th and 29th July : M.L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise De Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi - 110003
Landmark : Next to Annexe building of India International Centre
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Event Description : Looking Back to Move Forward is the official 2018 message of the International Dance Council, CID, UNESCO, Paris. Manasa-Art Without Frontiers was founded by Sharon Lowen, Kamalini Dutt and Naresh Kapuria to facilitate the intersections between visual and performing arts, both traditional and contemporary.  This festival looks back to the 6 Videshi Kalakar Utsavs and Art Without Frontiers Seminars held at the IIC in the 1990’s which brought together national and international arts scholars and writers, gurus and performers. Since its inauguration in 1995 by Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar, Manasa-Art Without Frontiers has worked to acquaint a younger generation and the general public with the harmonious rich cultural heritage of India. 

The scope of this festival features seminars to consider issues in the transmission of Indian performing arts, bringing up to date some of the evergreen insights, concerns and recommendations addressed earlier. Performances of new and traditional choreographies by excellent young and senior artists, Desh and Videsh culminate on Guru Purnima. The photographic exhibition, A Dancer Looks Back: Sharon Lowen’s 45 Years in India, is also a look back at Indian dance in the 1970’s in Delhi, Kolkata, Imphal, Seraikella, Baripada.  It offers a historical glimpse of the cultural activity of the time. The dance workshop aimed at contemporary dancers as well as classical dancers on contemporary choreography based on Mohiniattam by Paris based dancer/choreographer Brigitte Chataignier. Her film, Dance of the Enchantress, produced with legendary film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan is a not-to-be-missed visual poetry. Thanks to the India International Centre and Alliance Francaise for their collaboration to make this festival possible.

Looking Back to Move Forward Festival in collaboration with India International Centre & Alliance Francaise

Schedule : 

Evolving the Classical in Performance
July 25-27  6:30 pm CD Deshmukh Auditorium,
India International Centre

Continuity and Change in Classical Dance Seminars
July 25-27  10 am- 1 pm daily, Lecture Room–II, IIC Annexe

A Dancer Looks Back: Sharon Lowen’s 45 Years in India - Photographic Exhibition
July 25 -31 11 am to 7 pm, Art Gallery, IIC Annexe
Inauguration July 25 at  5 pm by Ashok Lavasa, Photographer and Election Commissioner of India

Mohiniattam to Contemporary Dance Workshop
July 28   9:30 am- 1 pm, M.L. Bharatia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise

Dance of the Enchantress film by Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Brigitte Chataignier
July 29 6 pm, M.L. Bharatia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise

Looking Back to Move Forward Dance Festival of performances, seminars, photo exhibition, dance workshop and film screening features over 30 artists, scholars and educators who have shaped and are shaping classical Indian dance globally. By Manasa-Art Without Frontiers in collaboration with IIC and AF
July 25th-29 at India International Center, India International Center Annexe, & Alliance Française
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Seminars- Continuity and Change in Classical Dance - focus on Authenticity in the Classical Performing Arts, Sharing Classical Dance for 21st Century Youth, Effective Lecture-Demonstrations for Schools & Colleges, Indian Classical Dance Transnationally.
Seminar participants include Kathak Maestro Pt. Briju Maharaj, celebrated Kuchipudi Gurus Padma Bhushan Raja & Radha Reddy, Founder Director of DD Archives Guru Kamalini Dutt, Seraikella Chhau Padma Shri Gopal Dubey, arts scholars/writers Sunil Kothari, Arshiya Sethi, Manjari Sinha, Sharon Lowen,dancers Rama Vaidyanathan, Guru Justin McCarthy, Brigitte Chataignier and other disciples of senior gurus, sitarist Shubhendra Rao, Founder Director of Sahapedia Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan, SPIC MACAY VP Rupi Mahendroo, DG ICCR Riva Ganguly Das and former DG Amarendra Khatua, Paulami Guha of IRCEN, visual artist Chavi Asrani.
July 25-27 10 am- 1 pm daily, Lecture Room–II, India International Center Annexe
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Dance performances Evolving the Classical 
July 25-27  6:30 pm CD Deshmukh Auditorium

Mohiniattam-Traditional and Contemporary based,  by French dancer/choreographer, Brigitte Chataignier
Trained in Mohini Attam from 1987 at Kerala Kalamandalam, under Guru Smt. Leelamma and then with Guru Kalamandalam Kshemavathy and performing in her in her troop for three years, Brigitte founded the Prana Company in Paris to promote Indian and contemporary performing arts.
July 25-6:30 pm CD Deshmukh Auditorium

 Dance Premieres of 20th Century Poetry in six languages - choreographed by artists in four Indian traditions
Carolina Prada-Mayurbhanj Chhau, Dr. Shridhar Vasudevan, Katyayani Gupta,  Tanya Saxena-Bharatanatyam, Purvadhanashree-Vilasini Natyam, Divya Dikshit-Kathak . Created in the Manasa-Art Without Frontiers Choreography Intensive guided by Gurus Kamalini Dutt and Sharon Lowen 
July 26- -6:30 pm CD Deshmukh Auditorium

Odissi- Traditional and Contemporary
Vishwanath Mangaraj, Nitisha Nanda, Arunima Ghosh and Madhur Gupta present choreographies of their guru, Sharon Lowen and her guru, Padma Vibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra,on the occasion of Guru Purnima
July 27--6:30 pm CD Deshmukh Auditorium

Photographic Exhibition- A Dancer Looks Back: Sharon Lowen’s 45 Years in India
Showcasing legendary dancers and rare performances from the 1970’s and ‘80s captured in Delhi, Kolkata, Konark, Kerela, Mumbai, Imphal, Seraikella & Baripada, an historical window on the cultural activity of the time.
Inauguration by Ashok Lavasa, photographer and Election Commissioner of India 
July 25  5 pm India International Centre Annexe Art Gallery (continuing through July 31, 11 am- 7pm)
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Dance Workshop – Translating Mohiniattam to Contemporary
For beginner to advanced artists, contemporary and classical dancers wishing to experience expanding a classical tradition into a contemporary sensibility. Paris based dancer/choreographer, Brigitte Chataignier will introduce basic principles of space, time, energy and motion in Mohiniattam and guide participants in exploring these in contemporary dance. 
Originally trained in theatre arts, mime, classical and contemporary dance, Brigitte began the study of Mohini Attam in 1987 at Kerala Kalamandalam, under Guru Smt. Leelamma and then with Guru Kalamandalam Kshemavathy, who included her in her troop for three years and also studied Carnatic vocal music. She founded the Prana Company in Paris to promote Indian and contemporary performing arts, and now commutes between France and India for research, new repertoire and performance, working closely with musicians and specialists in India and France, integrating her own choreography into new projects. Register on Manasa-Art Without Frontiers Facebook page
July 28   9:30 am- 1 pm, M.L. Bharatia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise 
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Film -Dance of the Enchantress 
Award winning visual poetry by Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Brigitte Chataignier with Q & A following the film
July 29 6 pm, M.L. Bharatia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise

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