[dance-tech] New Diploma program in Movement Arts and Mixed Media, Attakkalari Center, India

  • From: "Johannes Birringer" <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 14:31:04 -0000

Dear List:    I was asked by Jayahandran Palazhy and the administrators of the 
Atttakkalri Center for Movement Arts to pass on this exciting announcement:

N  e  w    D  i  p  l o  m a   P  r o  g  r  a  m  ;

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (ACMA) situated in Bangalore, India, is 
committed to interdisciplinary performance work and is an umbrella organisation 
facilitating and producing international arts events for artists and audiences 
in India and abroad. Dedicated to the promotion of Contemporary dance in India, 
Attakkalari will launch a Diploma programme in Movement Arts and Mixed Media in 
September 2006. This is a pioneering project in India at this point. 

The Diploma is structured to provide a unique balance of Indian physical 
traditions and aesthetics with contemporary dance and new developments in 
lighting, stagecraft and digital technology besides critical theory and arts 
management. Academic subjects like art history, philosophy, pedagogy, and 
anatomy will also be included in the curriculum. 

In an ever-globalizing world, different physicalities and body techniques 
increasingly influence and inform artistic practices. The Diploma will prepare 
technically sound and strong performers adept in varied movement approaches.  
The approach will traverse beyond outer forms of diverse physical traditions to 
the very sources of movement principles embedded in them and focus on their 
complementarity. Drawing upon the conceptual tools of philosophy, aesthetics 
and art history in an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment, it 
seeks to encourage students to evolve into creative, aware and thinking 
practitioners of the art of dance and dance-making. 
The Diploma programme will benefit from Attakkalari?s pioneering research over 
the past years into Indian physical traditions and the wealth of knowledge from 
its large pool of international artists. While the programme ensures a 
stipulated minimum of technical prowess, students will be encouraged to design 
their own study programme. 

Besides the three-year full-fledged Diploma programme, students have the option 
of a one-year Certificate Course (the Foundation Year), or short-term intensive 
modules on light design, digital arts and arts management.

Reputed teachers of Indian physical traditions, contemporary dance, ballet and 
other movement techniques, Digital & Sonic arts, Light & Set Design, Art 
History and Critical theory comprise the regular and visiting faculty. 
Choreographers and leading practitioners in the fields of introduce students to 
contemporary professional practices.

For more details please write to: attakkalari.Diploma@xxxxxxxxx 
or visit us at:   www.attakkalari.org 

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