What Is It?

Celebrating World Dance Day {Friday, April 29} with an evening of performances, a talk, film screenings and much more, the event is organised and curated by Ashish Khokar {dance historian and culture critic}. Starting from the inaugural session which will have young artistes {between ages 5-12} performing the different dance genres, there will also be accomplished dancers coming onstage with the eight main dance forms in the country, including Yakshagana, Bharatanatyam {look out for the performance by popular artiste, Rukmini Vijayakumar}, Mohiniyattam, Odissi, Kathak, and Modern/Contemporary, among others.

Who Is It For?

As much for dance enthusiasts as for someone who enjoys watching a great performance {or more; they have quite a few lined up, after all}, the event has more than just dance shows. From talks to exhibitions, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Why Should I Go For It?

Apart from the performances, they have a bunch of events that promise you an engaging evening. Sit back for a seminar that explores the practice of young artistes teaching dance, or catch the screening of rare films that give you an overview of the pioneers of dance in India. The 18th edition of AttenDance {India’s only yearbook on dance, edited and compiled by Ashish himself} will also be launched at the event, we hear. Oh, and there’s even an exhibition of works by five city-based dance photographers.


Look out for books and DVDs on dance which will be on sale at half the actual price!

When: Friday, April 29

Where: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, 108, Thimmaiah Road, opposite UNI Building, Vasant Nagar

Price: Entry is free

Timings: 5pm onwards

Contact: 080 40808181

Find the event on Facebook here.

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