International Symposium »Indian Dance in a Global Age«

24 June 2013, 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Indian Embassy Berlin, Tiergartenstr. 17, 10785 Berlin


The symposium brings together scholars and practitioners from India, Europe and the UK to examine global issues relating to Indian dance production, transmission and performance.

The seminar is novel in that it focusses on unexplored themes around cultural translation, historicity, innovations and interweavings in Indian dance. How are dancers, dance teachers, choreographers and scholars responding to the changing needs of the global age? What indeed is the meaning and function of Indian dance in a global world?

The symposium investigates these themes within an Indo-European framework and the long history of East/West collaborations linking India with the world. Since this is a practice based seminar, the symposium will feature select innovative work by young choreographers using Indian classical dance vocabulary to create new interweaving visions, communities and audiences for Indian dance in a global world.

This exciting symposium, organized in collaboration with the International Research Centre "Interweaving Performance Cultures" (Freie Universität Berlin), and the Tagore Centre, is unique and the first of its kind in Berlin.

Free admission.

Please bring your IDs (with photo) to enter the premisses at Tagore center.