Pickle Factory Season
Kolkata, West Bengal

Pickle Factory Season

Pickle Factory Season

Held approximately every two years, the Pickle Factory Season is a multi-week programme curated around dance and movement that evokes questions and ideas of what dance experiences can be and mean. A season, spanning five to seven weeks, typically includes performances, workshops, exhibitions and interactions with artists alongside artist residencies, seminars and engagements focusing on repurposing spaces for the performing arts. The venues have included abandoned and defunct single-screen cinemas, television studios, rooftops, public streets and gardens.

Over its two editions so far — in February-March 2018 and November-December 2019 — the Pickle Factory Season has featured artists from India and abroad, covering the fields of classical and contemporary dance, performance art, physical theatre, puppet theatre, circus theatre, arts administration, design and performance criticism. Aditi Mangaldas, Anurupa Roy, David Carberry, Judy Harquail, Kapila Venu, Maya Krishna Rao, Padmini Chettur and Preethi Athreya are some of the dancers and choreographers who have been part of the festival so far.

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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).

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  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Food stalls
  • Non-smoking

Covid Safety

  • Masks mandatory
  • Sanitiser booths

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations, and if the venue allows bottles to be taken inside the festival site. Hey, let’s do our bit for the environment, shall we?

2. Footwear: Sneakers (a perfect option if it’s not likely to rain) or boots (but make sure they are worn in).

3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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About Pickle Factory Dance Foundation

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Pickle Factory Dance Foundation

The Pickle Factory is a hub for dance and movement practice, discourse and presentation…

Contact Details
Phone No 98308 85010
Address Flat 105
8, Sultan Alam Road
Calcutta – 700033
West Bengal


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