It is initiated by artistic director Santosh Nair, where artistes/companies showcase 15 minutes of their contemporary work. The idea is to bring works from both established and upcoming artistes/companies, creating a repertoire that reflects the varied foundations of the choreographers and their unique style of drawing from the same.
Different dance companies will be presenting their own interpretations of the ‘contemporary’ style explains Nalini Sharma from Sadhya.
The main idea behind Quarterfest is to bring in varied styles performing the contemporary adding their own touches to it. The festival promises to bring a repertoire of works reflecting varied foundations and their unique style of drawing from the same root – contemporary dance. Quarterfest is taking place under the artistic direction of Santosh Nair of Sadhya.
The best part about the two day celebration this year is perhaps that the opening day (8 December) coincides with the birth anniversary of Uday Shankar, the father of contemporary dance in India. Infact, adds Nalini, the opening piece, aptly called Ode to the Gurus – is a tribute to Shankar.
Santosh Nair on the occasion says, “It is a platform for innovation. The idea is to create an opportunity for Choreographers to explore their creativity."
Sadhya – A Unit of Performing Arts is one of the leading dance academies of India. Santosh Nair (Artistic Director) the name behind ‘Sadhya’ has left no stone unturned to establish the company to provide a platform to upcoming talents and promote the passion of dance in young.
Since its inception the company has taken up many challenges and has evolved as a contemporary dance company that bridges the tradition and modern dance forms.
‘Sadhya’ which means excellence is not only expertise in contemporary but also has the prowess in traditional, a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary and even creative Bollywood dance.
Stage productions, workshops and collaborated projects too are integral to it. Perfection with versatility is their unmatched feature, vision that is futuristic.
When : December 8-9 Where: Indian Habitat Centre