Studio WayneMcGregor + Attakalari


Mix the Body is an interactive platform that allows the visitor to bring to life their own contemporary dance piece. It pairs professional dancers from Studio Wayne McGregor in London with dancers from the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bengaluru to create a library of movements corresponding to simple strokes. A line, a curve or a circle that the visitor draws on their screen is translated to graceful body movements. A series of these strokes come together to create a symphony of movements, allowing the visitor to create their own contemporary dance piece. Conceptualized by the British Council, Mix the Body forms part of the UK/India Year of Culture 2017.

This project responds to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


The British Council in collaboration with Attakalari


Studio Wayne McGregor is the creative engine for multi-award-winning choreographer and director Wayne McGregor CBE, and the home of his life-long choreographic enquiry into thinking through and with the body. It describes the dynamic team of individuals and resources that supports his vision, and comprises dance artists, writers, composers, film-makers, visual artists, scientists, designers, architects, stage technicians, software engineers, administrators and producers who form his collaborative network.

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Established in 1992, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is a registered, public charitable trust formed by artistes from different disciplines to help create contexts for contemporary movement arts. Attakkalari has facilitated the development of an enhanced and extensive programme that includes national and international Platforms for Exchange and Performance; Strategic movement and Digital Arts development; Research and documentation; new performance works by the Attakkalari Repertory; a Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media; and Education and Outreach programmes. As an umbrella organisation, Attakkalari provides dynamic leadership and makes strategic intervention to stimulate the growth of a vibrant contemporary performing arts scene in the country.

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British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. They do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

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