IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance is back with the 3rd Edition

IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance was started in 2010 and is now on its 3rd Edition. It is organised by the GATI Dance Forum.

IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance was started in 2010 and is now on its 3rd Edition.  It is organised by the GATI Dance Forum (founded in 2007), which works to create a vibrant engagement with contemporary dance through opportunities for reflection, interrogation and innovation. GATI was conceived and is managed by dance professionals.

IGNITE! held every two years, is the only Festival in India with a focus on contemporary Indian dance,  this year it expands this focus to including neighbouring countries in the region. The performers and performances in 2015 will come from across India including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kashmir, Kerala, Manipur, Mumbai, Nagaland etc. and the international participants will include Bangladesh, France, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, Switzerland, Sri Lanka , Japan, US, UK... and more. Each performance is steeped in the South Asian context. 

The Festival begins with Terence Lewis’ Scrambled Eggs showing for the first time in Delhi and set to take place at Siri Fort Auditorium. The line up of performers include among others - Annette Leday, Christina Zakiesato, Choy Ka Fai, Helena Waldmann, Santosh Nair, Mirra Arun, Namrata Pamnani, Navtej Singh Johar, Padmini Chettur,  Rakesh MPS, Rajan Rathore, Riya Mandal, Rianto, Surjit Nongmeikapan,  Venuri Perera... and many more.

The Festival will take place in multiple venues across Central and South Delhi, while the street performances will be spread across all parts of the city.

The Festival also includes a 3 day conference which looks at critical issues in the contemporary movement space in the region, interspersed with Workshops and Master-classes which are being led by expert practitioners across the arts, including arts policy and management.


“I’m not interested in how people move, I’m interested in what makes them move. People are born from life. When you create a new work, the point of departure must be contemporary life -- not existing forms of dance.”  Pina Bausch


For more information on the festival log on to www.ignitedancefestival.com

For the full schedule: http://ignitedancefestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Festival-Schedule_Updated-2-12-14-Sheet1.pdf

For information on the Performances & Performers: http://ignitedancefestival.com/?tribe_events_cat=performances


Entry to the festival is through Donor & Free Passes.


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Dec 15, 2014