Bereishit Dance Company, one of the most exciting contemporary dance companies in Korea will premiere Pattern & Variable at the Attakkalari Biennial in Bengaluru on 10 February 2015. Pattern and Variable will also be presented in association with The Choice Group in Kochi at on 13 February 2015 at the JT Performing Centre.
Pattern & Variable, inspired by the martial art of Judo is choreographed by Park Soon Ho, who views sport as a way to control, mediate, traverse and indeed transcend the violent, churning urges within us. Using this idea, Pattern & Variable deploys the symbolic meaning of sports as a counterpoint and frame of reference and presents through the medium of dance, the harmonious play between rhythm, movement and space. Created for the Asia-Africa Dance Exchange Programme, the performance, which includes African and Asian dancers and a musician, melds Asian and African vocabularies to create a distinctive, energised landscape of rhythm and movement.
Pattern & Variable premiered to critical acclaim and was invited to UNAM in Mexico, Contemporary Dance Conference & Performance Festival in Poland, Cena Contemporânea Festival Internacional de Teatro de Brasília, Festival Internacional de Artes ESCÉNICAS in Uruguay and was presented by LIG Arts Hall in Korea.
About Attakkalari India Biennial 2015
The next edition of the Attakkalari India Biennial, South Asia's largest and most important international festival for contemporary dance and movement arts festival, will be held between February 6th and 15th, 2015. True to its theme "Dance Connect", the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 will strive to foster new connections in producing, presenting, receiving contemporary dance locally and globally.The Biennial has and continues to serve as a forum for fresh ideas, exchange of cutting edge knowledge and expertise in dance, design and research. Artists from various parts of the world come together to present their work, share their experiences, exchange ideas, explore new territories and throw open a dynamic space for creative expression through performance,network and collaboration.
The Biennial is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, InKo Centre, Goethe Institute/
Max Mueller Bhavan, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, iDAS nrw, tanzhaus nrw, Indian Council
for Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture- Government of India,Government of Karnataka, Arts
Council Korea, British Council, Oz Fest - Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Embassy of France,
Bonjour India, Japan Foundation, swissnex and Consulate-General of The Netherlands.