Contemporary Dance Workshop based on Mohiniattam-July 28 at AF - Info & Registration
July 28 9:30 am- 1 pm, M.L. Bharatia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise

For beginner to advanced artists.
A dance workshop for contemporary and classical dancers wishing to experience expanding a classical tradition into a contemporary sensibility. Paris based dancer/choreographer, Brigitte Chataignier will introduce basic principles of space, time, energy and motion in Mohiniattam and guide participants in exploring these in contemporary dance.

THE POETICS OF GESTURE
While transmitting the fundamentals of traditional Indian dance, this day questions its contributions in contemporary creation in a trans-cultural perspective.
After a specific preparation of mind and body we will go through a structured body work, with rhythmic cycles, inscribing the movement danced in its softness, its energy and its fluidity. We will explore the language of abhinaya and mudra to nourish a poetic and sensitive link, towards an individual and collective creative experimentation.

Brigitte Chataignier is an accomplished performer and a connoisseur of Indian culture, especially of Indian dance. She began studying Mohiniyattam in 1987 under Kalamandalam Leelamma at Kerala Kalamandalam, then Kalamandalam Ksheimavathy and Smt Sridevi Rajan.

In 1995, she founded Compagnie Prana to promote Kerala art forms and also to work on projects on related themes. She has been organising choreography workshops for the past twenty years. She has performed Mohiniyattam in renowed festivals in India and France. She is a recognize empanel artist from ICCR.
Brigitte Chataignier is also deeply involved in her own contemporary dance productions as a dancer and choreographer. Gangâ, a choreographic project about the river, was touring in several cities for the Bonjour India festival 2013. Her latest project Bhopal Blue has been staged for the Namaste festival in 2016, Paris.


Registration is complete after submitting this form and payment of Rs 1000.
Any questions? write to: manasa.art.without.frontiers@gmail.com

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