Goethe-Institut delivers insight
The Goethe-Institut will provide a platform for contemporary Sri
Lankan dancers to increase awareness of the current trends in
contemporary dance and also present a high-grade symposium on the
Symposium on dance
The main goals of the Goethe – Institut are to bring professionals
together to initiate a discussion on common issues in the dance field
and find opportunities for collaboration, to give a platform for
choreographers in Sri Lanka to present their work, to explore
interesting spaces for performance, and to build an audience for
contemporary dance. This platform is scheduled for December 11 and 12.
Artistes of the opening day include the pioneering Chitrasena Vajira
Dance Company with a one hour traditional dance showcases as well as the
young Sri Lankan dancer Rangika Jeewantha.
The second day will consist of works by choreographers including
Kapila Palihawadana and other up and coming exciting young dance makers.
On December 13 and 14 a two-day forum for dance professionals in Sri
Lanka will take place.
The forum will include a symposium on the development of the dance
scene led by Ravibandu, a cultural missions meeting ‘Capacity-Building
in Dance Today in Sri Lanka’, a workshop with Anusha Lall and a lecture
(Sadanand Menon: ‘Chandralekha – A Life in Contemporary Dance’) to round
off the picture.
The Neluing Arts Centre is collaborating with the Goethe and will be
hosting some of the performances, and is in close proximity to the Park
The Park Street Mews already has a reputation for supporting the arts
and with its unique spaces can offer many interesting opportunities for
performance making it the ideal location for such a platform. Since a
main goal is to spread awareness and to build a new audience for
contemporary dance, these events will be free of charge.