FESTIVAL 2021-2022

In the midst of crisis, the power of dance still soothes. The need for human connection through movement, performance, art and dialogue seems even more necessary in a time the world is witnessing tragedy through war, a global pandemic, climate concerns and more. Dance Bridges has always sought to build artistic exchanges and build bridges across frontiers through culture. We have therefore curated this next 2021-2022 edition as a special hybrid format festival with live events taking place across Kolkata, London and Taipei from August 11th-22nd, 2022, and a range of other digital offerings, engagements and events.

The theme for this year’s edition is INTERCONNECTING, and our curation features artists from previous editions as well as new dance companies. The Festival Programme includes film screenings- both onsite and online, a digital residency showcase, a podcast series with artists and choreographers, a photo essay series highlighting emerging dance artists in India and several artist talk sessions online including a session on dance & technology and the DBF Lounge for artists and audiences to gather and interact.

Our artistic team led by Founder-Director, Vanessa Maria Mirza (currently based in London) Associate Director Dam Van Huynh & Pierre Palluet (Hong Kong/ London) and Jeff Hsieh (Taipei) are working with partners in India and abroad to bring you an exciting experience with artists we have collaborated with in the past as well as a number of new companies.

Festival Schedule:

27th July

Dance Bridges in London| Centre 151 |19.30

11th August

Dance Bridges Opening Ceremony ONSITE with DBF Residency showcase | 18.00 IST | British Council Kolkata, Register HERE

Dance Bridges Opening Ceremony ONLINE with DBF Residency showcase| 18.45 IST | streamed via our youtube and Facebook channel

Dance Bridges Podcasts & Photo Essays| Available on our website and soundcloud| 21.00 IST

12th August

Dance Bridges Film Screening ONSITE | 18.00 IST | British Council Kolkata,  Register HERE

13th August

Dance Bridges JamONLINE | 12.30 London, 17.00 Kolkata, 19.30 Taipei | via Zoom Register HERE

14th August

Film Screenings available | 10.00 London, 14.30 Kolkata, 17.00 Taipei | Dance Bridges website & Youtube channel

20th August

DBF Residency showcase and artists’ talk (UK/ Taiwan/ India) & Dance & Technology talk with Jeff Hsieh, Anarchy Dance Theatre (Taiwan)| 10.00 London, 14.30 Kolkata, 17.00 Taipei | Dance Bridges Youtube & Facebook channels

21st August

Closing Interaction: The DBF Lounge | 12.30 London, 17.00 Kolkata, 19.30 Taipei | via Zoom. Email dancebridgesfestival@gmail.com to receive a link.

22nd August

Film screenings online close | 23:59 BST

If you would like to connect with us to know more about our work you can find us on our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@dancebridges) or write to info@dancebridges.in. We hope you stay safe, stay creative and stay connected!