As the result of a strong collaboration between Alliance Francaise (Pune), NFAI, Max Mueller Bhavan and Hrishikesh’s Centre of Contemporary Dance, the city of Pune will be witnessing a film and dance festival. This festival will commemorate the International Day of Dance also. Films on the theme of dance from Germany, India and France will  be screened at the 3-day festival. Renowned choreographer Astad Deboo will also be performing on the inaugural day of the festival.

An exhibition entitled India Dance Panoramaby Mr. Shiv Kumar will be also take place.  The exhibits are a collection of dance journalism for the past ten years sourced from clippings of newspapers, magazines, calendars and brochures. There will be performances by the students of FTII and Kala Chhaya in accordance with other student groups.  The screening of various films from Germany, France and India will take place. A unique programme of Indian film clippings of dance sequences from NFAI’s collection will be an added attraction. A  lecture on the documentation of dance and its preservation on film by Konrad Kirsch and Uma Dogra will also be a part of the festival.

If you are in Pune and want to gain an insight on the history and significance of dance in India, do pay a visit.

Dates: 26th, 27th, 28th April

Venues: NFAI, Law College Road, Pune / Max Mueller Bhavan, 14/3-B, Boat Club Road, Pune.