Arts-in-education is a strong focal point of Attakkalari India Biennial 2013. The festival unofficially kicked off on December 5, 2012 with FACETS, a choreography residency for 16 young choreographers who were selected from over 180 applications from all over the world. Korean choreographer Yeon Woo Na joins 15 young choreographers from around the world– Aguibou Bougobali (Burkina Faso), Anoushka Kurien (India), Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy (India), Surjit Nongmeikapam (India), Santhosh V S (India), Choy Ka Fai (Singapore), Inbal Oshman (Israel), Isak Immanuel (USA), Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal (Australia), Kristina Søetorp (Norway), Leandro Kees (Germany), Paula Rechtman (Mexico), Rianto (Indonesia), Yola Yulfianti (Indonesia) and Airi Suzuki (Japan) – and will be mentored by an international panel of experts in choreography, theatre, digital arts, light and sound design over six weeks. The work created at FACETS will be premiered at the Attakkalari India Biennial.

Yeon-woo Na has been training, practicing and performing Korean traditional dance since the age of ten. She majored at Deok-won High School of Arts and secured a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Choreography from the Korean National University of Arts. As a dancer, she has worked with accomplished South Korean choreographers such as Jung-ho Nam, Sung-soo Ahn, Eun-mi Ahn and Ae-soon Ahn.

Attakkalari India Biennial 2013

The Attakkalari India Biennial, considered South Asia’s largest international contemporary dance and movement arts festival, will be held from January 25 to February 3, 2013 in Bengaluru, India. This edition of the Biennial is conceived around the theme of Frames of Dance, which will feature performers and delegates from countries across the globe that include Austria, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Mali, Norway, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, South Korea, UK, US and India.
Over the five editions, the Attakkalari India Biennial has emerged as a unique platform for unsullied contemporary movement arts. The Biennial has and continues to serve as a forum for exchange of 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.

Arts Council Korea (ARKO)

Arts Council Korea was established to promote creativity and enjoyment of the art by supporting diverse arts and cultural activities in Korea. The Council consists of eleven dedicated professionals of the cultural and art sector in Korea. The Art Council also places emphasis on the establishment of arts infrastructure. It facilitates the rise of practice-oriented policy implementation in line with the increasingly sophisticated cultural environment of Korea.