The second edition of Indo-French DanSe DialogueS festival celebrated across the seven cities in India from 11 April to 30 April 2014. The dance festival was organised with an aim to encourage exchange programmes and meetings between French and Indian professionals.
The dance festival tried to explore and promote the contemporary dance trends of India and France. It was organized under the aegis of the Embassy of France and its cultural network.
The seven cities in which it was organized include Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Trivandrum. The masterclasses of choreographers and video screenings of French and Indian dance performances are showcased.
The festival included
• Indian and French dancers were invited to interact with each other
• Two major choreographic pieces were conceived and created through the process of learning from one another
• Mourad Merzouki’s first hip-hop extravaganza performance
• Another an experimental performance Stranger in Indian paradise by David Rolland
• Contemporary dancer Astad Deboo performed Rhythm Divine, which blends percussions and Manipuri dance in a unique sensorial journey