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Dancing on an impulse

Dancing on an impulse
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Get ready for British Council’s new season of Contemporary Dance Program titled ‘Impulse’.  Impulse is a dance program in India that brings the best of Contemporary dance companies from The UK to perform in India.

Impulse-Season 2 will be held over three months (September, October and November) 2014 across the country. The season 2 of Impulse will be launched with the performance of 'Political Mother' by Hofesh Shectar Company, a contemporary Dance company from the UK that will perform in Delhi on 9 September where they will regale the audience with their pulsating live music and extraordinary dance performances.

Political has been declared an ‘audio visual marvel’ by critics. It brims with Shectar's emotional and gritty complexity with pulsating live music, extraordinary ensemble sequences and cinematic editing. It is performed by 10 dancers and accompanied by Shectar’s cinematic score featuring a band of live drummers and electric guitarists. Political Mother is suitable for all lovers of dance, theatre and music.

Impulse 2 is a dance program that aims to foster creative exchanges between established and emerging dancers and choreographers, showcasing new work in India and establishing networks between India and the UK. In 2012, Impulse included successful showings and a gamut of educational outreach projects with Akram Khan Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, Aakash Odedra Company, Protein and Champloo in seven cities over eight months.

Hofesh Shecktar is recognized as one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists, with his eponymous Company touring worldwide to audience and critical acclaim. A former drummer in a rock band, Shecktar is renowned for creating the musical scores for each of his dance.

WHERE:
Kamani Auditorium
WHEN: 9 September, 7 pm
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