Dance Bridges is an organisation that lays emphasis on building artistic and cultural exchanges between international and local dance artists. Launched in 2015, the Dance Bridges Festival has since been held every two years and showcased cutting-edge contemporary choreography through live performances and film screenings. The festival has also provided dance education and training opportunities through residencies, workshops, talks, internships and outreach events.
Past editions of the festival have included various performances such as Falling Body by I-Fen Tung from Taiwan, Homeostasis by Rocio Berenguer from France, Suites by Tomas Danielis from Austria among many others. Workshops at the festival have been conducted by Ieve Navickaite from the UK, Meghna Bhardwaj from India, Janet Reed from the USA and many others. Films screened at the festival have included Uath Lochan (UK), Here/Nowhere (Belgium), Hydra (Germany), Tofino (Sweden) and many others.
The 2021-2022 edition of the festival was a hybrid instalment with live events in Kolkata, Taipei and London as well as digital experiences.
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How to get there
How to Reach Kolkata
1. By Air: The Kolkata international airport, better known as the Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, is located at Dumdum. It connects Kolkata with all the major cities of the country as well as the world.
2. By Rail: The Howrah and Sealdah railway stations are the two major railheads situated in the city. Both these stations are well connected to all the important cities of the country.
3. By Road: The West Bengal state buses and various private buses travel to and from different parts of the country at a reasonable cost. Some places near Kolkata are Sunderbans (112 km), Puri (495 km), Konark (571 km) and Darjeeling (624 km).
- Food stalls
- Gendered toilets
- Wheelchair access
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. It rains in Kolkata from June to September so take along an umbrella and rainwear.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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