Moments from "The Moving Space", Kolkata 2013

Dance Alliance (DA) is the India chapter of World Dance Alliance and World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific. DA is based in New Delhi. 

The India chapter, comprising the Kolkata, Karnataka and Maharashtra networks, has been informally in operation since 1998 and has been engaged in various events and activities around dance and dance research. 

The aim of DA - India is to forge a true alliance between performers and people engaged in critical discourse on dance. 

On September 2009, Dance Alliance was officially registered as a society.

Member Activities and Updates

  • Update: Gati's research on the state of performance infrastructure in Delhi In 2012, with the support from Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, The Gati Dance Forum initiated astudy focusing on Built Infrastructure for Performance in the city of New Delhi. The objectives of this research study were to- 1. Investigate and make an assessment of the existing built spaces in the city including theatre venues, rehearsal studios, and dance institutions; 2. Map the defunct and dead spaces in the city allocated for performance, creation and education, and record their history;3. Identify potential spaces, for instance, community centres and educational schools for adaptive re-use for performances, rehearsals etc.4. Prepare a detailed plan for revitalization of existing spaces, incorporating strategies and action plans for adaptive re-use ...
    Posted May 11, 2013, 4:39 AM by Dance Alliance India
  • Inauguration of Nepal Chapter of World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific The Nepal Chapter of World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific was inaugurated on the 10 of February, 2013, after a two-day event jointly organized by a delegation of World Dance Alliance members from Bangladesh, India and Malaysia and the dancers, choreographers and dance scholars of Nepal, which was hosted by Vajra Hotel, Kathmandu. The two day event saw, several dance workshops, performances and discussions between the Nepalese dance community consisting of master teachers as well as young dancers, and the visitors from the different member countries of World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific.
    Posted May 6, 2013, 11:35 PM by Dance Alliance India
  • Gati needs your support Gati Dance Forum is raising funds to build a new community space for dance in Delhi. Help Gati reach its goal. Donate a Dance Brick .Gati's Aim To convert this building into a vibrant centre for dance with state-of-the-art facilities including: • Multi-purpose studio theatres withsprung flooring • A library and video archive • A café/ lounge • Changing rooms & shower facilities • A physiotherapy room  
    Posted Sep 8, 2012, 5:07 AM by Dance Alliance India
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Mark the date

On July 1, 2013, the Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS) will be released. 

This is the very first edition of World Dance Alliance's international e-publication. 

The World Dance Alliance is currently working to initiate a blind-reviewed publication (in English) specifically designed for the needs of emerging dance scholars - those scholars currently enrolled in a graduate program or those that have graduated within 5 years from a graduate program in dance or a related field.

The Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS) will be published online through the World Dance Alliance Website (www.worlddancealliance.netand will be available as an open resource demonstrating original dance research.

For the publication’s initial edition, a set of 12 articles have been selected to assure dance scholarship from around the world is included in it. Each article submission has been blind-reviewed by two international dance scholars - Urmimala Sarkar and Linda Caldwell. The articles have been chosen based on originality of research and the contributions each makes to the future of dance praxis (theory and practice).

Come back here for the link soon and watch this space for future call for submission of articles. Find the original call and submission guidelines here.