FoCoCo 2016

We are thrilled to present our 2nd edition of FoCoCo in 2016. March will see a kickstarter performance from local choreographers, and we have an open call for participants. Check the poster for more information, and we hope to see you there! Advertisements

Time&Space Re-Mix with Matej Kejžar

T&S Re-Mix takes place at the edge between different dance styles where the roles are sometimes reversed. T&S Re-Mix is a ritual of socializing and exchange. T&S Re-Mix, on the one hand, creates a sensorial moment in the relation between moving bodies, and on the other, develops a look that perceives dance as a simultaneous…

Infinite and boundless – The Hindu

A wonderful article in The Hindu by Shilpa Sebastian who took the time out to speak to us at Kha and let us share some of our ideas on children and education. Thank you Shilpa, and Shoonya Center for Art and Somatic Practices for giving us the space and support to organize Phirki. Infinite and…

Croatian Collaboration

The Kha Foundation entered 2015 with a FLUID initiative from distant Europe. Martina Nevistic and Petra Chelfi, contemporary dancers from Croatia, travelled to India to interact with emerging dancers and choreographers from Bangalore. The workshop took place from the 12th to the 16th of January and was held in collaboration with ISPTD, at the LVDS…

The FoCoCo Project with Archana Nair

Archana Nair is a striking, soft spoken dancer, choreographer and photographer who has been involved with The Kha Foundation since 2012. Her debut choreography Etcetera was presented at the Alliance Francaise as part of The FoCoCo project in February of 2014. The FoCoCo project provided choreographers a space to create their works, encouraged a mid-process…

The Drummer’s Song – a community in motion

Swapnashree Bhasi is no stranger to choreography. Starting her dance career at age 20, she began with choreographies in the Kannada film industry and Bollywood was her forte. Her eyes sparkle when she talks about her past. “I still love Bollywood, the energy and the passion that the dancers feel. Bollywood taught me how to…

A Brave New India: Independence Day at Bharti Vidyaniketan

Bharti Vidyaniketan is a government school run by a public charitable trust. The school strength is 265, from grade 1 to 12, and they run the school in a small 2-storey building in Kumara Park. The project ran for 5 days, culminating in a patriotic musical dance drama for Independence Day, 2014. The facilitators were…

Exploring Contact with Lional Lishoy

On a cloudy, rainy day in Bangalore, in August 2014, a group of bodies met at Just Dance Studio to explore contact improvisation with facilitator Lional Lishoy. Just Dance Studio is perched on the 3rd floor of a building in Frazer Town, with marvelous wooden flooring and windows that look out onto rooftops and treetops….

Dancing with the Daffodils

William Wordsworth might have been pleasantly surprised to find his poem come alive in (of all places) South India. One of our arts-in-education projects took place between November of 2013 and January of 2014 at the aptly named Daffodils English High School. The facilitators were Karthik Raj, Archana B. Nair and Swasti Sharma who gives…

International Integration at Bangalore International School

  In January of 2014, The Kha Foundation got the opportunity to work with Bangalore International School for their Annual Sports Day. Every year, the children of the school compete in various athletic and track and field events. These events culminate in Sports Day, where houses present themselves in a drill that allows them to…

Moving to one’s own beat at Poorna

Our project with Poorna School was for a duration of 2 months. Facilitators Karthik Raj and Nitant Nair worked with students from the age group of 4 to 12. The project was process oriented, aimed at exposing the children to movement as an art form. In Nitant’s experience, Poorna provided a wonderful space for the…

A sneak Peek into Fluid bodies!

Dance Educate Empower! Few months of absolutely beautiful dancing, gathering and sharing.Take a look at what had been upto… We would like to acknowledge and thank all these people for being part of our community arts training program called FLUID supported by the ISPTD trust and run by The Kha Foundation.Filmed by Nirup Divakaran and Abdul Raheem.Contact Improvisation…