Dance like no one is watching!
All you dance enthusiasts step out and grab this chance to experience something more as the Embassy of France in India , Institut Français en Inde and the Alliance Française network brings the second edition of contemporary dance festival- DanSe DialogueS starting from 11 April.
The festival will feature French companies and Franco-Indian collaborations touring 7 cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru) to present their productions, alongside Indian dance companies. The event will also showcase masterclasses given by choreographers and video screenings of French and Indian dance performances and is slated to end on 29 April. The French Embassy has collaborated with dance professionals throughout the country to organise nation-wideperforming arts festivals. Enlarging its scope to seven cities, the 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 evolution of the Indian contemporary dance scene by fostering exchanges and meetings between professionals of both countries.
His Excellency, ambassador of France, Francois Richier said, 'The exceptional richness of Indian traditional dance justifies that France engages itself more and more in favor of Indo-French collaboration in the field of dance.'
The first part of the festival consists of two projects for which French choreographers, Mourad Merzouki and David Rolland, worked with Indian dancers. The second part of the festival aims to showcase the current trends from both the French and Indian dance scene by programming several renowned companies- Xin company with Black Pulp, Retouramont company with Cette immense intimité (Huge intimacy), Julie Nioche Company with Nos solitudes (Our solitudes), Astad Deboo with Rhythm Divine (in Delhi only). The third and last part will consist of four workshops given by choreographers (David Rolland, Astad Deboo, Fabrice Guillot and Julie Nioche) and three screenings of Indian and French dance performances.