Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Awards
Bengaluru, Karnataka

Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Awards

Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Awards

Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Awards is a national-level dance competition and a platform for emerging contemporary dance forms, exposing artists to a wider audience. While the first four editions, from 2012 through 2018, happened in Chennai, the competition, which is held every two years, was presented in Bengaluru for the fifth and sixth instalments. The upcoming edition will also be held in Bengaluru and is open to all contemporary dance practitioners. 

The jury this year includes:

  • Saïdo Lehlouh, Co-director, CCNRB, France
  • Shiva Pathak, Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Sandbox Collective, Bangalore
  • Glyn Roberts, Team Manager Creative Communities at Townsville City, Australia
  • Faith Tan, Director of Programming, The Esplanade, Singapore
  • Melanie Zimmermann, Artistic Director, Real Dance Festival, Hannover, Germany

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How to Reach Bengaluru

1. By Air: You can reach Bengaluru via air at Bengaluru International Airport, which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city.
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2. By Rail: Bengaluru Railway Station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bengaluru, including the Mysore Express from Chennai, Karnataka Express from Delhi, and Udyan Express from Mumbai, which cover many major cities in between.

3. By Road: The city is connected to various other cities via major national highways. Buses from neighbouring states run on a regular basis to Bengaluru and Bengaluru Bus Stand also runs various buses to major cities in South India.

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  • Parking facilities
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  • Unisex toilets
  • Wheelchair access

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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). You need to keep those feet tappin’.

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

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About Prakriti Foundation

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Prakriti Foundation

Prakriti Foundation is an arts and culture-based NGO in Chennai, founded in 1998. Prakriti…

Contact Details
Phone No 044 66848506
Address 15 Race Course Road
Old Narasingapuram
Race View Colony
Chennai 600032
Tamil Nadu


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