Interruption is a collaborative project by Cardiff Dance Festival (CDF17) and Basement 21 - a group of creative artists based in Chennai in India - that brings together individual artists from India and Wales in a series of public residencies in Cardiff and performances at Cardiff Dance Festival 2017.
Four Basement 21 practitioners, including two choreographers, a theatre director/visual artists, and a musician/composer, will be resident in Cardiff from late October 2017 and for the duration of the Cardiff Dance Festival. During this time they will work closely with four creative professionals from Wales to share and explore practice, and to improvise and develop work. Their joint explorations will be cross-disciplinary and culminate in various elements of public performance, including a performance at the Cardiff Dance Festival on 17 November 2017.
On a recent research visit to Cardiff, Basement 21 identified several city centre spaces around which to choreograph performances. In line with the project title of Interruption, performances will be in public spaces which are not traditionally used for presenting arts.
Cardiff Dance Festival will be working closely with the ATRiuM for this project, a major teaching centre for the creative industries in South Wales.
Friday 17 November in Cardiff city centre
08.30 — Central Market
12.00 — ATRiuM, University of South Wales
15.00 — Cardiff Central Library
16.15 — Central Market
This project is part of India Wales, a joint initiative between Wales Arts International and the British Council that supports artistic collaboration and exchange between creative professionals and arts organisations in Wales and India. Find out more about India Wales