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Evening with Felix Buerkle
Thursday, 18th October 2012 - From 7:00 PM To 8:00 PM
Venue: Main Theatre, FTII
Entry Fee: Open

Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai and Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) present an 'Evening with Felix Buerkle' in collaboration with Hrishikesh's Centre Of Contemporary Dance. Talking about his artistic process as a dancer/choreographer, Felix would be screening excerpts from his production - The Wood Project !
Workshop with Felix Buerkle
Saturday, 13th October 2012 - From 11:00 AM To 12:30 PM
Venue: Kala Chaaya Cultural Centre
Entry Fee: Open

Felix Bürkle is a German freelance choreographer.In 2011 he was Artist in Residence in Mumbai/India granted by the NRW (North-Rhine-Westphalia) Art Foundation/Germany in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Mumbai / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai His second full evening piece ‘the wood project‘ was co-produced by Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster and tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf.
Sunday, 29th April 2012 - From 11:00 AM To 8:30 PM
Venue: Films - NFAI, Law College Road Performances - Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune
Entry Fee: Open

PRAYATNA Film & Dance Festival 2012 , in it's fourth edition, brings together myriad flavors of dance and their holistic representation over 3 days.Initiated by Hrishikesh's Centre of Contemporary Dance in 2008 and organized in association with Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune and supported by Alliance Francoise, Pune and National Film Archives of India; the festival promises to offer a thoughtful collection of films across the world along with performances of acclaimed artists to mark the International Dance Day celebrated on 29th April 2012.
World Parkinson's Day Celebrations
Wednesday, 11th April 2012 - From 4:30 PM To 6:30 PM
Venue: Kesariwada, Pune
Entry Fee: Open Event

World Parkinson's Day Celebrations in the presence of H V Sardesai, followed by a DVD release of the Centre's community project ' Dance for Parkinson's Disease'. In collaboration with Parkinson Mitra Mandal
Inaugural of TRANSFIX India
Wednesday, 28th March 2012 - From 12:00 PM To 1:00 PM
Venue: Ranjangaon, Pune district
Entry Fee: By Invitation

Performing amid industrial machinery, the production 'Body of liberation' will prove to be a literal rendition of our objective - to contradict structure and defy the regular assembly of shapes
Workshop - Contemporary Dance Theatre
Saturday, 18th February 2012 - From 11:00 AM To 2:00 PM
Venue: Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

If you study at the Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts and like the dynamic and the experimental, this is the date to block. On 18th Feb 2012, the eclectic Hrishikesh Pawar, would take you through a creative process of centering all your senses and evolving movement. A vocabulary that ranges from Kathak to Ballet, the workshop would sensitize and thus enrich your understanding of art and the related aesthetics associated with it. Driven by some of the best tracks in world music, you will see the limitless reach of the arts, specifically movement. Explore. Experiment. Discover. *Registrations at the school office. Limited Seats.
Liberation of the Body
Saturday, 11th February 2012 - From 6:00 PM To 7:00 PM
Venue: Cross Maidan Gardens, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Entry Fee: Open

Engaging with the body at physical, emotional and social levels. Challenging the body with extremity (Very slow or Very fast rhythms and movements) and observing it's effects on internal well being.
Beyond Salt
Thursday, 9th February 2012 - From 6:00 PM To 7:00 PM
Venue: Darpan Art Gallery
Entry Fee: Open

Hrishikesh's Centre Of Contemporary Dance collaborates with Toronto based, graphic designer and painter Swapnali Thakar, in it's quest to explore, experiment and integrate art. Watch Swapnali re-create Hrishikesh's moves on canvas LIVE, at Darpan Art Gallery on 9th Feb between 6 and 7 pm. Titled - BEYOND SALT, this collaborative experiment in dance, music and painting is a must watch!
My Clay Mould
Saturday, 17th December 2011 - From 7:00 PM To 8:30 PM
Venue: Smt.Shakuntala Jagannath Shetty Auditorium, Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao High School, Near CDSS, Mehendale Garage Rd, Kothrud, Pune
Entry Fee: INR 200

Which life shall I follow? What path should I take? Should I go left or right? And make the same mistakes. Like I've done in the past. Or should I move far away and start over again? - Meghan Magallanez (Excerpt: What Should I Do?) Hrishikesh's Centre of Contemporary Dance presents "MY CLAY MOULD" in aid of their "Dance for Parkinson's Disease" Community Project. Donation Passes available from 12th December 2011. For reservations contact 9890426811/9823745571 or write to movecontemporary@gmail.com for further information.
Third Space
Saturday, 5th November 2011 - From 5:00 PM To 6:00 PM
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune

Liberation of the Body
Sunday, 16th October 2011 - From 7:00 PM To 8:00 PM
Venue: Darpana School of Dance, Ahmedabad

Rhythm and Movement with a Conscience
Wednesday, 5th October 2011 - From 8:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Venue: High Spirits Koregaon Park, Pune

Do the Drummers make the dancers dance? Or do the dancers make the drummers drum? Come find out for yourself, on Oct 5 at High Spirits from 8:30 onwards, when The Taal Inc. Rhythm Ensemble and Hrishikesh's Centre of Contemporary Dance join hands to present a high energy Drum & Dance performance for raising funds towards the animal welfare activities of The Blue Cross Society of Pune!
"I will not dance cute & beautiful"
Thursday, 11th August 2011 - From 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, next to Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai 400 001.

Hrishikesh's Centre of Contemporary Dancer & The German Consulate, Mumbai in association with Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai proudly present an evening of Film & Dance as we celebrate the life of famous choreographer/ teacher Gret Palucca. (1902-1993). The leading lights in the German expressive dance movement flourished during the 1920s and 1930s, the fame of this German dancer was mainly based on her teaching work at her own school which she founded in Dresden in 1925. Despite the altercations with GDR cultural officials and the requirements of socialist realism she tried to inspire not only physical but intellectual and artistic creativity and individuality in her students, Ruth Berghaus and Lotte Gosslar among them. Gret Palucca was one of the founding members of the GDR Akademie der Künste and acting vice president from 1965 to 1970. The evening will also see a solo dance performance "Serenata" first performed & choreographed by Gret Palucca in 1931 which is been re-created by choreographer/teacher Hrishikesh Pawar, he himself has studied at the Palucca Schule Hochschule Fuer Tanz, Dresden and is known for his pioneering work towards Dancetheatre in India. Pawar has widely accomplished himself in India and abroad, for creating a rich movement vocabulary he creates through his solo, group choreographies & collaborations. He has also been awarded numerous scholarships and has performed at many prestigious dance festivals, seminars worldwide. We cordially invite you to join us as we celebrate, and enjoy a special evening of film and dance.
Introduction to Contemporary Dance Theater
Tuesday, 2nd August 2011 - From 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM
Venue: The Art Loft , near Mehboob Studios, Bandra, Mumbai

A two day workshop in movement and modern dance technique. A combination of improvisation and choreographic exercises coupled with theater based movement vocabulary. For registrations please email - Miss D'souza : contact@theartloft.co.in
"The Four walls of Parel"
Thursday, 19th May 2011 - From 7:00 PM To 8:30 AM
Venue: Alliance Franciose, Mumbai
Entry Fee: Open

Inspired from a real house in Mumbai situated in Parel, the old house is now being broken down to be reborn as a luxurious apartment. Central to the piece is the definition of space and interaction of elements within. Its a stressful representation of a couple and their relationship.
'The Parched Foot'
Friday, 29th April 2011 - From 8:30 PM To 9:30 PM
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan
Entry Fee: Open Event

Who is your companion ? Is it a person who you can rest your head on? Is it a pet that comes with you on a walk ? Is it a passion that brings you back in the moment ? Or is it just your inner voice that fills up a void in the darkest hour ? 'Loneliness is your only companion', stated Begum Akhtar , an artiste par excellence, whose creative journey was marked with success, failure , passion , pain and anguish. Prof Rita Ganguly , Begum Akhtar's cherished disciple charts Begum ji's emotional and creative expeditions in her aptly titled book "Ae Mohabbat'. Lending her unique perspective, Prof Ganguly not only talks about the insurmountable talent of Begum ji and her style but also her observations of Begum ji - the woman. ; her identity, emotions , influences, expectations, responses and how the fabric of her personality was deeply affected by social, cultural and economic environments. Taking a cue from the book, is Hrishikesh's Centre of Contemporary Dance. Through a 45 minute contemporary theater piece , the centre will elaborate the importance of relationships through the journey of a single man. Attempting to find love and happiness, he eventually finds solitude, forcing him to end his search and reconcile to loneliness. The piece also borders on the responsibilities of an artist and how it may be liberating and burdening to be famous, and how that emotion is similar to being in a relationship. The piece would be performed by 9 dancers and would include pure contemporary technique and elaborate theater elements.
Third Space
Saturday, 17th July 2010 - From 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM
Venue: British Library, FC Road, Pune
Entry Fee: Open Event

Hrishikesh’s Centre of Contemporary Dance presents ‘Third Space’- an introduction to space , movement and theatre on 17th July 2010 at 6.00 pm IST, British Council Pune. Central to the piece is the definition of space and interaction of elements within. The contemporary form is unique in its choreographic process and encourages expression through body emotions and energies. The dance performance would be a prelude to the film screening of 'BAHOK' by the Akram Khan Dance Company.
Dance Your Soul
Friday, 9th July 2010 - From 8:30 AM To 10:00 AM
Venue: Modern College Ground, Shivajinagar, Pune

Arthritis is an ailment that is extremely widespread, engulfing the better part of the globe under its painful canopy. Physical and occupational therapy to maintain joint mobility is quite common as a mode of treatment.Dance is one of the creative moods for to keep ourselves fit and energized.

On the ocassion of Arthritis week organised by the Sancheti Hospital, Pune, the students will be performing "Dance Your Soul"
Whistling Woods International in collaboration with Hrishikesh's Centre of Contemporary Dance
Thursday, 13th May 2010 - From 4:30 PM To 8:00 PM
Venue: Whistling Woods International
Film City Complex, Goregaon (E)
Mumbai 400065

The course would enable participants to facilitate mind-body expressions and develop a distinct approach for body expression.

Through the course duration, participants would explore movement texchniques and genarate their own movement material for live projects.

Starting From 6th June. Contact : +91 2230916000 / +91 2230916230
email : shortcourseinfo@whistlingwoods.net
Wednesday, 28th April 2010 - From 6:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Venue: NFAI & Max Mueller Bhavan
Entry Fee: Open Event

Hrishikesh's Centre of Contemporary dance in collaboration with Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune and National Film Archives Of India presents Prayatna, A Film and Dance Festival to celebrate International Dance Day.

Film festival on the 28th and 29th April at NFAI to commemorate some of the visual masterpieces of renowned choreographers and dancers from across the globe.

Live Dance performances on the 30th April at the Max Mueller Bhavan, attempting to break the boundaries of Dance and explore movements, space and technique.
Women and Fitness Batch
Tuesday, 6th April 2010 - From 11:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Venue: Kala Chhaya Cultural Centre

One of its kind dance batch every tuesday and thursday for women of all ages and from different walks of life. The batch focuses on free weight training programme, body composition, weight loss, pilates, cardio exercises, stress management, diet etc. Refreshing and enriching , this batch attempts to focus on their fitness and overall well being.
Liebe Und Leben
Saturday, 19th December 2009 - From 7:00 PM To 8:00 PM
Venue: Kala Chhaya Cultural Centre, Off Senapti Bapat Road, Opp. Vikhe Patil High School, Patrakar Nagar, Pune - 16

The Centre of Contemporary Dance was established by Hrishikesh Pawar in the year 2007.The primary aim of the organization is to promote the contemporary dance form in India. It has till date given an opportunity and further, an access to several students to explore and realize their creative potential. Each semester the Centre experiments with technique based as well as theme based choreography. On this occasion we explore the emotion of love and its existence in our lives in various forms, through a presentation titled “Liebe und Leben” or “Love and Life”. The presentation would comprise of theme based choreography performed by the Centre’s students on 19th December 2009 from 7pm to 8pm at Kala Chhaya Studio, Pune. We invite dance lovers from across the city to be a part of this event and explore the dance movement with us !
"To Simply Be"
Tuesday, 11th August 2009 - From 7:00 PM To 8:30 PM
Venue: YASHADA, Baner Road, Pune

Exploring the theme of individuality and freedom of self, this modern ballet works with the basic premise that every one is unique. It is an individual's ability to sense and react sincerely to one's inner self and to set oneself free from the pressures and expectations of society.This piece is a combination of solos, duets and triads and emphasizes the individuality , even of movement, and one's unique interpretation of music and space. We invite you on this journey of being free and 'To Simply Be' !