FACETS Choreography Residency
FACETS will offer inter-disciplinary approaches and strategies of creating original performance works to ten emerging choreographers from South Asia and beyond, selected through an open call as well as by partner organizations. They will be mentored by a team of internationally acclaimed artists to develop strategies to realize their ideas and projects in a supportive and creative environment. This team of experienced facilitators/collaborators will include choreographers, theatre director/ dramaturge, sound artists/composers, media artist and light designer. The residency will provide technical and production support for each of the participant choreographers and will work as a collective with common technique/ skill sharing sessions, exploratory and feedback forums as well as individual production rehearsals to meet each choreographer's needs. There will also be scope for group devising and course corrections, if appropriate, during this period.

Conceived as a confluence of diverse yet interconnected art practices and contexts, FACETS 2015 will create a vibrant platform for exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences to explore fresh approaches in creating performance works.

FACETS 2015 will be held in Bangalore, India. The works created during FACETS will be premiered at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015.

Mentors for the FACETS Choreography
Residency include:

Philippe Saire
Choreographer/Artistic Director, Switzerland
Choreographer/ Artistic Director, Portugal
Margie Medlin
Media artist/Director, Critical Path, Australia
Neel Chaudhuri
Theatre Director, India
Samar Grewal
Musician/Sound Artist, India
Dr. Leah Barclay
Sound Artist, Australia
Jonathan Roberts
Light Designer/Technical Director UK
Jayachandran Palazhy
Artistic Director, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts

Two acclaimed Korean choreographers will participate in the FACETS Choreography Residency at the Attakkalari Indis Biennial 2015. The Choreography Residency is facilitated by InKo Centre and Arts Council Korea (ARKO)

WooJung Kim
WooJung Kim has been a representative of super B Dance Theatre since 2009 and is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Practical Dance at Paeck Art College. She took a course in acting and secured a Master's Degree in a Theatre Dance Course with a Merit Plus in Contemporary Dance at the London Studio Centre and Choreography at Middlesex University. After her return to Korea, she has presented interesting examples of Dance Theatre, a genre which attempts a graft of play and dance, such as the "House Series" which is a sitespecific performance.

Soo-Hyun Hwang
Soo-Hyun Hwang is a choreographer who is focusing on common issues between specific objects in our usual life. She then examines them as a process by bringing in an experimental and interdisciplinary view. The focus is always both on the creative process itself and on the final outcome of that process.

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.