PAST EVENTS

Contemporary ART+ Performance: a talk by Anirudh Chari | 10.01.2019

British Council Kolkata and Dance Bridges Festival co-presented an interactive session on Contemporary ART + Performance focussed on contemporary artists in the UK led by Kolkata based curator and cultural theorist Anirudh Chari. The talk was followed by a session of improvisation looking at art as a point of departure for inspiration in choreography and performance. It was an enjoyable evening and we are grateful to all those who joined us for this event. 

Read an artist interview and coverage of the workshop in The Telegraph t2 here.

Kyle Scott: Artist talk, Live music & Dance Jam (USA) | 08.09.2018

We had an inspiring evening with artist Kyle Scott, performing songs from recent albums and EP’s, sharing key moments that inspired his music and artistic journey and talking about his creative process in songwriting and music. The dancers enjoyed the interactive session to engage with Kyle’s music exploring movement and improvising together.

Read an artist interview and coverage of the workshop in The Telegraph t2 here.

Contemporary Dance Workshop & Lecture with Stefano Fardelli (Italy) | 26.05.2018

It was a pleasure to have Stefano Fardelli with us teaching a wonderful workshop based on Feldenkrais and Cunningham technique, followed by a dance history talk with a focus on changing trends in European Dance. We had a large number of participants including students from different parts of West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Bangladesh joining us for this event. We look forward to having Stefano with us soon. You can check out the workshop album on our Facebook page. This workshop was supported by the Consulate General of Italy (Kolkata), Istituto Italiano Di Cultura of Kolkata, Buoyant Performing Arts and The Doodle Room.

Read an artist interview and coverage of the workshop in The Telegraph t2 here.

Artist Talk with Makan Asghvari (Iran) | 16.05.2018

In a very engaging session Makan Ashgvari led us on a journey through the creation of his new album #ToTrucks. As our first music artist feature this was a very successful evening where Makan through words, song, visuals and performance shared with us his art and culture. We hope to develop on these conversations and build future collaborations. Special thanks to Otaghkar and The Doodle Room for their support to this event.

Read an artist interview and coverage of the workshop in The Telegraph t2 here.

Modern Dance Workshop with Lucas Viallefond (France)| 27.01.2018

We were delighted to present a modern dance workshop with French artist, Lucas Viallefond, a modern dancer and a teacher at the Paris Opera School. http://lucasviallefond.com/en/ The two-hour class was based on the Jooss-Leeder technique, developed by Hans Züllig and Jean Cébron, with contemporary barre work. We had a wonderful response with dancers from different parts of the Calcutta, Howrah and Murshidabad joining us. It was an excellent and inspiring learning experience.

We are grateful to the support by Sparsh Studio for Performing Arts, Alliance Francaise du Bengale and Buoyant Performing Arts in partnering with us for this event.

Read an artist interview and coverage of the workshop in The Telegraph t2 here

Dance Improvisation Jam| 16.12.2017

We hosted our first Dance Improvisation Jam with guests artists Devarshi Kar(Percussionist) and Abhishek Banerjee (Visual Artist). It was an enjoyable evening and we grateful to everyone who joined us that Saturday night.

Check out what the Telegraph t2 had to say here

Have a look at some of the event videos on our Facebook page.

Stay tuned for more information on jam sessions in the future.