Entries by Dance Bridges

Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign: Support our 2017 edition!

“A truly contemporary festival of dance… one of its stature in India! An extremely valuable effort – for opening exchanges of ideas, aesthetic experience, and creative journeys!” – Dr. Urmimala Sarkar (Jawaharlal Nehru University) ” I have heard of Dance Bridges Festival and its impact on the dance community from my friends in Kolkata. I got to […]

Dance Bridges Festival 2017: Artist Previews

Dance Bridges proudly presents the preview of the programme for the second edition of the Festival. The theme for this year’s curation is New Panoramas, ‘In you I see my dance’. Selections for the Festival have been made by the International Artistic & Programming Committee based in London, Taipei & Kolkata. The event will take […]

TPAM Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2017

Dance Bridges Festival was at TPAM 2017 hosted in Yokohama from 11th-19th February through the support of  Japan Foundation Asia Centre (New Delhi). This is an excellent platform for networking professionals in the arts community with over 500 delegates including artists, festival directors, representatives from performing arts venues and cultural houses, producers, managers and government officials […]

Message from the Director, Dance Bridges Festival 2017

In preparation for our second edition in 2017, Dance Bridges Festival will see a change in organizational structure, expanding local & international partnerships and collaborations. Read below a special message from the Festival Director, Vanessa Mirza: ‘Dance Bridges Festival 2015 would not have been possible without the support of Dance Alliance Kolkata as our main […]

Open Call for Artist Applications

  We welcome artists from all over the globe to apply for the 2017 edition of Dance Bridges Festival, in Kolkata, India. Guidelines to applications are available here. Categories include performances, workshops, films, (deadline Tuesday, 1st November 2016) choreographic residency (performance opportunity) and festival internships (deadline Sunday, 1st January 2017).

Dance Bridges Festival at British Dance Edition, UK 2016

Dance Bridges Festival was represented at the British Dance edition 2016, by Festival Director, Vanessa Maria Mirza invited as an international delegate for this year’s event in Cardiff &Newport, Wales. The four day event held across four venues- Wales Millennium Centre, The River Front Theatre, Chapter Arts Centre & National Dance Company Wales- included performances […]

Footwork, Fusion & Friendship with T2

Cutting edge contemporary footwork, traditional styles, workshops, film screenings, Dance Bridges Festival partnered by t2 and held from August 6-10, across various venues in Kolkata, started a cultural exchange and built a bridge between local and international artists, apart from offering some stunning dance productions. Pierre Palluet, producer Van Huynh Company (UK), participant, audience member […]

Building Bridges through Dance

Vanessa Mirza, Director, Dance Bridges Festival, Kolkata, India 2015, writes about her experience of organising a multi-dimensional dance festival in Kolkata. The British Council was one of many partners of the festival, which concluded recently. ( Read the article online here) The Dance Bridges Festival is a new initiative for dance and the performing arts in […]