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Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company
The Drishtikon Dance Foundation
Celebrates turning 30 with
Imperfect Circle
Jan 29 - Feb 26, 2021

January 20, 2021

Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - The Drishtikon Dance Foundation turns 30! To celebrate this journey, there will be a series of events every month.

Supported by the British Council and presented in partnership with Abheri Roots.
A series of 5 films on dramaturgy, light design, music composition, mentorship and rehearsal directorship in the realm of dance, IMPERFECT CIRCLE has been curated by dancer and choreographer Aditi Mangaldas.

The films capture conversations between five international guest speakers, and twenty-seven acclaimed young Indian dancers, who weave new dimensions of thought and approaches to the current dance scenario and unravel the power within collaborations.

Curator's Note:
IMPERFECT CIRCLE is a series of dialogues between dancers and collaborators. Dance like life, is an imperfect circle - and yet at its centre is the perfect point... the infinite... the point that offers infinite possibilities of making the imperfect circle of dance a little more perfect. Collaborations have helped me discover many textured entries into my dance, by helping me to unravel multiple circles within the Imperfect Circle.
- Aditi Mangaldas

FAROOQ CHAUDHRY OBE, UK | Dramaturgy | Fri 29 January 2021
In conversation with Amrita Lahiri (Kuchipudi) | Avantika Bahl (Contemporary) | Himanshu Srivastava (Bharatanatyam) | Rupanshi Kashyap (Kathak) | Shashwati Garai Ghosh (Odissi)

FABIANA PICCIOLI, ITALY | Light Design | Fri 5 February 2021
In conversation with Anuj Mishra (Kathak) | Arushi Mudgal (Odissi) | Rukmini Vijayakumar (Bharatanatyam) | Sanjukta Wagh (Kathak) | Sreelakshmy Govardhanan (Kuchipudi) |
Renjith & Vijna - Bharatanatyam

SHUBHA MUDGAL, INDIA | Music Composition | Fri 12 February 2021
In conversation with Dakshina Vaidyanathan (Bharatanatyam) | Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy (Contemporary) | Gauri Diwakar (Kathak) | Suhail Bhan (Bharatanatyam) | Rahul Acharya (Odissi)

MORAG DEYES MBE, UK | Mentorship | Fri 19 February 2021
In conversation with Anwesa Mahanta (Sattriya) | Aseng Borang (Contemporary) | Bimbavati Devi (Manipuri) | Dheerendra Tiwari (Kathak) | Madhusmita Mohanty (Odissi)

MAVIN KHOO, UK | Rehearsal Directorship | Fri 26 February 2021
In conversation with Bhavana Reddy (Kuchipudi) | Neha Mondal (Bharatanatyam) | Parshwanath Upadhye (Bharatanatyam) | Sharvari Jamenis (Kathak) | Swapnokalpa Dasgupta (Odissi)

Join us on our journey of discovery through dialogues and dance.
For registration details contact: / +91 9349555522

Jonathan Kennedy, Director Arts India, British Council says: “Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company has pioneered classical Indian and contemporary dance internationally on major stages including Sadler's Wells in London. Aditi's mercurial choreography has inspired designers, dancers and audiences across the globe. This new series of films, masterclasses and discussions, supported by the British Council, celebrates the company's cross-cultural influence and longstanding relationship with the UK scene. Imperfect Circle is a festival of dance with Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company and leading UK designers, makers and artists sharing their experience and insight for the next generation of aspiring dancers and dance leaders. This eloquent festival of dance knowledge sharing enables creative exchange and strengthens cultural relations between the UK and India.”


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