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Date(s) - 27/03/2015
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm



The Alliance française du Bengale and Sangeet Natak Akademi present the 20th Edition of the Sapphire Quarterly Arts Series on Friday 27th March 2015 at 7.00 pm at ICCR, Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, with Michel Casanovas, French choreographer.

The evening will be both a celebration and a revalidation of skills, techniques, narratives and stories that the dancers have learned , shared and experienced over the years. This revisit together with students, Sapphire Creations Company members and Michel Casanovas weaves the moments and memories for this rendez-vous…

About Michel Casanovas

unnamedBorn in France in 1965, Michel studied ballet and contemporary dance ( also release technique and contact improvisation). He graduated in ‘Baccalaureat de dance’ at the Conservatoire de Toulouse, France. Since 1982, he has been engaged in different theatres and companies in Belgium, France, Canada and especially in Switzerland where, since 1996, he has been co-founder with Patrick Collaud of Cie Morespace in Basel. Between 2004 and 2008, he was trained to become a Feldenkrias practitioner by Paul Rubin and Julie Casson-Rubin (San Francisco). Michel is now conducting regular classes of Awareness through Movement and giving Functional Integration lessons. Since 2006, Michel has been regularly teaching contemporary dance and Feldenkrais method in India working in Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. Presently, he runs Shoonya, a newly opened Centre in Bangalore.

About Sapphire Creations

Sapphire Creations is Eastern India’s only experimental dance company striving to develop an organic, radical, dynamic and alternative idiom of movement led by its young and dynamic Artistic Director & Choreographer Sudarshan Chakravorty. With a forte for innovation, the ensemble is fresh, young and exudes a ready awareness of contemporary global concerns.

Sapphire’s work approaches issues of gender, art, relationships, society, polity, consumerism and HIV through a global perspective, South Asian sensitivity and an experimental body stylistic. The Sapphire experiment imbibes ancient Indian body history to relevant modern contact and improvisatory solo and group work methods presenting itself as proscenium, site-specific, improvisatory, installations, multimedia work.