Indian, UK artistes bring digital dance movements

New Delhi– Contemporary dance artistes from UK-based Studio Wayne McGregor and Indian artistes from Attakkalari Dance Company have collaborated to create digital dance movements.

The British Council unveiled Mix the Body, an interactive, digital dance experience across India, created by Flying Object with world renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor and Bengaluru-based Attakkalari Dance Company from India, said a statement.

The platform has been created as part of the British Council’s UK/India 2017 initiative – a year long celebration of cultural exchange between the two countries.

“Mix The Body” is an interactive platform that enables anyone with a smartphone to create a sequence of contemporary dance, using movements choreographed by McGregor and performed by dancers from The Attakkalari Dance Company and Company Wayne McGregor.

“We hope to free the dancer in all of us this Diwali. ‘Mix the Body’ lets you create a unique and beautiful dance performance on your mobile through a world-class collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor and composers Jon Hopkins and Max Richter,” Alan Gemmell OBE, Director India, British Council, said in a statement.

“Mix the Body is part of a series of fun, digital cultural experiences we’ve created opening up the world of theatre, music and dance to more than 1.5 million people in over 200 countries,” he added.

McGregor is known as an innovator not only in the field of contemporary dance with his unique dance language, but also as a strong voice connecting art and technology in research, science and artistic expression.(IANS)

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