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International Dance Retreat is a one of a kind, 4-day long artistic festival that aims at promoting cultural dialog and exchange between people from around the world. It features the best International Choreographers and Musicians in the industry today.

Some Names Include:

Esteban Olives - Paris, France

Wim Boussery - Gent, Belgium

Dolores Parisi - Bergamo, Italy

Aparna Nagesh - Chennai, India

Swapnil Dagliya - Pune, India

* More artists to be announced soon

In the year 2013, The International Dance Retreat will be held in Auroville in Pondicherry from the 8th of August to the 11th of August.

At the International Dance Retreat we aim to present people with an opportunity to study dance from various International Artists in a non-comptetive environment. You can relax at the pool, get a massage or spa treatment, visit the french colonies, dance, listen to live music, watch movies and do so much more.

More artists and exciting classes and curriculum to be announced soon. Please refer to the sample schedule for more information.

Your IDR weekend includes:


-Non-stop classes all day long

-Live Music Performances

-Movie Screenings

-Pool Party & Brunch

-Group Discounts (Groups of 5 or more)

-Accommodation - Standard & Premium

All the ticketing packages include the following: Free

-Mixed Group Classes in various styles that include Tango, Bollywood, Voguing and other popular styles

-Sunday Brunch and Pool Party( Starting with a guided yoga/movement session in the pool)

-Dance Movie Night - Showcasing the best dance movies from around the world

-Live Music Night by artists from Coke Studio and NH7 Weekender

-Dj Party Night with the best of World Music ranging from Salsa, Tango to Bollywood,Hip-Hop and so much more.


You can visit the following website for best options for your stay:

We recommend the following options and request you to book your stay with them well in advance.

Premium Options: Gaia's Garden, Mango Hill, Sharnga Guest House

Standard Options: Certitude, Gratitude Guest House

* 8th August is a Pay as you like day for Aurovilians at the International Dance Retreat.

* All classes on the 9th & 10th of August will be available to Aurovilians at a nominal rate of Rs.200 per class*

* Parents can opt only for accommodations and bring in their child to train at the retreat*

Brochure: Please find the attached brochure.
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Avayava is a contemporary dance festival organized in Pune, India. It has International workshops and master classes, screening of dance on film productions and performances by various artists around the world.

International Workshops: 28th, 29th and 30th of March

We are offering scholarships from Broadway Dance Center, New York City; World Dance Movement in Italy, Spain and Switzerland; Harbour Dance Centre in Canada; and Indian Society for Performers & Teachers of Dance, India. So its not to be missed by dancers who take their art seriously and want to pursue it further.

Workshops include:

Esteban Olives: Paris, France
Contemporary Jazz Technique

Michel Casanovas: France
Floor Work & Exploration of Space

Diniz Sanchez: Madrid, Spain
Contemporary Dance Theatre

Irene Sposetti & Johan Nilsson (Being Motion):
Contat Improvisation Workshop & Jam (Open Event)

Dance on Film:

We have an amazing list of movies from around the world that will be screened as a part of the festival. Film enthusiasts should be sure not to miss this as there are movies that will have their premiere in India.

Movies Include:
Short Film Program: A series of short films by various artists from Germany, Netherlands, USA, Sweden

Beyond Grace by Sara Baur-Harding, The Rain by Pontu Lidberg, Valtari Film Project by Christian Larson, White Caps by Wilkie Branson, Power of Dance by Shukla Das and many more.

The film screenings are in association with Dance Film Association, New York.


Space will present its latest Contemporary Dance Theatre production titled ' Shakuntala' based on the epic love story from the Mahabharata, with a Contemporary Twist.

Being Motion will perform their new piece titled 'Rise' using on contact improvisation and based on poetry by Ben Bushill from Sweden.

Also the students participating in the workshops will be trained to perform on stage by the teachers who come to teach the workshops.

For more details please visit:

* We require prior registration for all the workshops, movie screenings and performances even if they are free/open to all to attend *

Venue for Workshops and Movie Screenings:

Artsphere : North Court, Opp. Joggers Park,
Kalyani Nagar, Pune

Venue for the Performances:

Shakuntala Jagannath Shetty Auditorium,
Kalmadi High School, Near CDSS, Mehendale Garage Road,
Kothrud, Pune

Contact: +919975215150
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