Type: Event
Location: Bhaskara Auditorium, B.M.Birla Science Centre, Adarsh Nagar
City: Hyderabad
Date: Tue, 2012/03/06 – 7:00pm
Price: Entry by invites
Alliance Française of Hyderabad is pleased to present
A DANCE-TALK on the birth of a “bharatemporary” solo
Lecture Demonstration
part of Women’s March
a long month cultural festival jointly organised by
Alliance Française of Hyderabad, Moving Images, Goethe Zentrum Hyderabad, Kalakriti Art Gallery, University of Hyderabad, Channel 6 & Manthan




HYBRIDE, at the heart of creation


by Céline Pradeu-Kanagasabai, dancer & choreographer,




This coming together of dance and talk takes the audience to the very center of the Hybride choreographic creation. It unveils the meandering experiences and contemplations of a dancer/researcher in search of a unique discourse emanating from two different schools: Contemporary dance and Bharata-natyam. It takes the spectator into the choreographer Céline Pradeu-Kanagasabai’s creative laboratory, offering glimpses along the way of costumes and sets, sounds and music and presenting choreographic insights that punctuate the creation. The dance-talk structures a journey of discovery and helps to delve deep into the universe of the hybrid solo.






Céline Pradeu-Kanagasabai – about her dance



I laid down the foundations of a choreographic expression on the theme of Identity. Listening all the time to my inner voice, I let myself dance, sometimes influenced by the French, and at other times by Indian dance.


With the solo hybride, I create a dance weaving together my two main influences. This dance metamorphoses into a distinctive style as a result of the hybrid technique emerging from the contemporary dance and Bharata-Natyam. This style becomes the language of a creature in search of experience who, during a stormy introspection, brings to the fore not just various facets of influences, lying dormant in her: French and Indian cultures, but also her passionate relationship with music, her sentiments of tortuous love, her womanhood, the experience of child bearing.



Invites available from Fri, 2nd March at
Alliance Française
, Banjara Hills, rd. no. 3
New Annexe AF, West Marredpally
Kalakriti Art Gallery, Banjara Hills, rd. no. 10
or 30min before the show at the venue