This page features the upcoming projects, workshops and events organized/produced by associates of Basement 21. Please contact us for any queries you may have regarding our upcoming events.
TRIPLE BILL & ENCOUNTER 10
IGNITE AT DELHI
IGNITE Festival of Contemporary Dance, organized by Gati Dance Forum, presented by The Times of India in association with Sangeet Natak Akademi, is starting tomorrow (11th January, 2015) – a danceutopia all around New Delhi for nine days.
Check the schedule out and do come over on the:
January 13, 13:45-15:00 to Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi (entry by registration): Preethi Athreya in conversation with Sadanand Menon (…A Thinking And Feeling Body…)
January 14, 9:30-11 to Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi (entry by registration): Open rehearsal with Padmini Chettur (Crawlimal 3)
(Facebook link for Ignite Festival: https://www.facebook.com/events/810966008950230/)
Ever heard of a violinist in an auto rickshaw? Seen vertiginous walking feet or strange people with cameras on their forehead? Visited an ICU corridor in a plant-hospital?
Basement 21 welcomes you to ALL OF THIS at Goethe-Institut, Chennai on November 21st & 22nd, 3:30 to 8:30 PM.
Pause/Play is a series of artistic interactions, site-specific installations and performances – music, dance, film, installation,….. in a playful, yet thought-provoking structure, all responding to the idea of interruption, breaking or bursting in the middle of a flow in the routine running of the Goethe-Institut (Chennai) as an institution.
Do take a look at the flyers for more. And here is a preview by Narthaki thanks to Anita Ratnam.
ACROSS, NOT OVER
`Across, Not Over‘ is a dance creation choreographed by Preethi Athreya, performed by Vikram Iyengar. The hour-long piece engages with the kathak dance form in an essentially material way. The work fragments the kathak body and re-presents it in a newly-assembled poetics. It challenges the verticality of the form and the hierarchy of the feet. The exploration questions and re-frames notions of classicism and beauty by presenting the dancing body as an image of itself.
All are welcome to the debut performance at Spaces, 1, Elliots Beach Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai on October 11th and 12th, 2014 at 12:00 noon.
The project is supported by the India Foundation for the Arts.
LIVING WHILE EXISTING – AN ART EXHIBITION ORGANIZED BY THE KARUPPU ART COLLECTIVE
The Karuppu Art Collective is organizing an art exhibition at Varija Art Gallery, Dakshinachitra. The inauguration is on the Thursday, 4th September at 11:00 am. The guest of honour is Suresh Jayaram, artist, art historian and curator. The exhibition is on till the 30th September featuring nine artists insluding Natesh Muthuswamy. See the following flyer for details.
All are welcome!!!
MOVEMENT CLASS BY PREETHI ATHREYA
Preethi Athreya has started taking Movement classes at Spaces, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Monday to Friday, 10 to 11 AM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
“To get to know one’s own body is a meditative act. A wilful observation and acknowledgment of a particular type of physicality that you begin to recognize. An unapologetic body – marked as much by what it knows as by what it keeps discovering.” – Preethi Athreya
MV3 PERFORMS IN BANGALORE ON FRIDAY 22nd AUGUST, SATURDAY 23rd AUGUST
MV3 (with guitarist Vijji Cheyyur for the first time in Bangalore) will be playing in Bflat (100 ft Road, Indiranagar) on 22nd August (Friday) from 9 PM and at Phoenix Market City (Whitefield) on 23rd August (Saturday) from 6 PM.
Guitar – Viji Cheyyur
Saxophones – Maarten Visser
Bass guitar – Keith Peters/ KN Prakash
Drums – Jeoraj George
Do catch up! 🙂
IMPROVISATION SESSION – AUGUST 8, 2014
Basement 21 invites you to an Improvisation session this Friday, August 8 between 3pm and 6pm at the Goethe Institute, Rutland Gate, off Khader Nawaz Khan road, Nungambakkam. Do come and feel free to bring those you think might be interested to participate.
MOVEMENT CLASS BY PADMINI CHETTUR
Padmini Chettur has started taking Pilates and Movement classes at Danzza – Institute of Modern Dance at Abhiramipuram, Chennai. Details are in the following flyer. Contact email@example.com for further information.