ODISHA BIENNALE 2017 Festival of Dance and Art in India
ODISHA BIENNALE 2017 Festival of Dance and Art in India
Join and support us for Odisha Biennale 2017 a new festival for art and dance in India! 28th Oct. to 5th Nov. Bhubaneswar
Join and support us for Odisha Biennale 2017 a new festival for art and dance in India! 28th Oct. to 5th Nov. Bhubaneswar Read more
A NEW INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR ART, PERFORMING ARTS & DESIGN IN INDIA
DATE : 28th OCT to 5th NOV
VENUE : Mindtree Kalinga/Masako Ono Performing Arts (MOPA) Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA
Organized by Mudra Foundation/Tokyo-Odisha Cultural Exchange
ODISHA BIENNALE is a global convocation of performing/visual artists from all genres such as classical, folk, contemporary etc. with all their diversities from around the globe that challenges traditional thinking and encourages new levels of enthusiasm for innovative and creative expression.
ODISHA BIENNALE 2017 is the 3rd Odisha Biennale after 2012 pre-year event of Odisha Biennale, Odisha Biennale 2013, Odisha Biennale 2015.
ODISHA BIENNALE presents a 1 week exhibition, a program of performances, workshops, artist talks, and other special events. We are also interested in the link between creative practice and social development through worldwide connections and contributing to the underprivileged communities. We aim at bringing together an international vision of art and cross-cultural exchange. ODISHA BIENNALE will organise workshops for children lead by local and international cultural practitioners to create awareness and promote access to contemporary culture for all ages.
Through ODISHA BIENNALE, we aim to highlight ODISHA as a dynamic hub for current ideas and an open society that encourages freedom of expression and debate as well as sponsoring significant and lasting benefits for the area and its people socially, economically and culturally. ODISHA BIENNALE strives to create a brand new Asian view of art, to boost recognition of Odisha as a state holding ODISHA BIENNALE, an event of dance and art with international authority.
With the theme of "Body ± Cloth =", the ODISHA BIENNALE 2017 will organise Artist In Residence for 1 month in order to create collaborative art project connecting artists from Odisha and internationally acclaimed artists from the globe in the field of performing arts / visual arts / craft arts / music / photography. The theme "Body ± Cloth =" sets the artistic opportunity to contemplate and express the meaning of clothing and body in the society, identity of the act of wearing in the history, desire for metamorphosis, and deviation from community.
The objective is to manifest the strength of the artists' skill and global creativity as a bridge across cultures, highlighting how collaboration can help marginalised cultures regain cultural recognition, engage with other international artists, innovate, embrace coexistence in equity and promote diversity. The collaboration will be showcased during ODISHA BIENNALE 2017.
This project sets the basis of a number of creative activities that, internationally acclaimed artists from the globe will support local artists from Odisha, to develop not only a production of art, but also a deeper sense of interculturality and a wider understanding of the importance of culture and communication for solving nowadays challenges at global scale. It aims to promote the interest of people in art and culture with a view to stimulate innovation, creativity and promote cultural diversity and expression. The documentation of the whole process will be distributed to the institutions / organisations concerned.
Official Web Site : http://www.odishabiennale.com/
Official Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/OdishaBiennale/
Download the report book 2015 : http://www.odishabiennale.com/melange-2015/post-journal/
We would like to offer each artist the best environment for their performances. However, in Bhubaneswar, it can not be said that the situation is good enough, as in Delhi, Mumbai, Europe, the United States and Japan.
Funds to prepare the environment and rewards for invited artists are covered by donations from supporters and sponsorship from companies. Therefore, I would like to ask you for support for setting up exhibition halls, setting up stages, renting sound and lighting equipment, advertising expenses, accommodation costs, par-diem, and domestic transportation expenses in India.
Antymark/Gombe Educational Brand/Hemabharathy Palani/Ichiko Funai/Mandeep Raikhy/Masako Ono/Moya Michael/Rankoh Fujima/Ronita Mookerji/Rui Rui/VEDANZA and more
See details on the official web site : http://www.odishabiennale.com/
** Odissi Metal Beads Bracelet by Real Time Trust **
What you will receive is a very special hand-made bracelet. The modern appearance was realized by the design of Real Time Trust using Odissi metal beads manufactured using traditional methods kept by local tribe for many centuries.
■ Making of Odissi metal beads
● About Real Time Trust
Real Time Trust (http://www.realtimetrust.ch/) was founded in 2009 by two artists from Switzerland, Christian Reymond and Rolf Nungesser in the heart of Odissha, one of the four major Hindu holy places. While the spiritual hub is adorned with a variety of attractive tourism resources and cultural heritages, it is one of the poorest regions in the subcontinent.
Local adivasi (tribal groups) have been living in the area since ancient times, however, many of them are forced to leave their old village due to industrial site development, dam construction, and natural resource exploitation, happening along with the quick economic growth in India. As a result, their traditional craft technologies are quickly disappearing into thin air.
MudraFoundation and Real Time Trust have been engaged in long-time support initiatives in the fields of design and marketing. The two organizations are helping the tribal groups to build financial foundation to achieve independent lives with dignity.
** Odissi Metal Beads Necklace by Real Time Trust **
What you will receive is a very special hand-made necklace. The modern appearance was realized by the design of Real Time Trust using Odissi metal beads manufactured using traditional methods kept by local tribe for many centuries.
** “LOST into Art: DHOKRA” - Dhokra art book - and a small piece of handcraft Dhokra the tribal art of Odisha **
Dhokra is brass craftwork manufactured by tribal people in Orissa using traditional beeswax die with thousands of years of history.
Apart from planning and execution of Odisha Biennale, MudraFoundation is supporting Dhokra-making villages and craftsman groups. In March 2017, MudraFoundation successfully launched a photobook “LOST into Art: DHOKRA”. This initiative became possible thanks to financial supports from Tata Trust, Canon India, and the stage government of Orissa.
This beautiful art book shows in details how Dhokra is manufactured by craftsmen together with pretty pictures of villages in Orissa. This is one of the attempts to search for a new horizon that traditional crafts art should reach.
You will receive a set of this art book and a piece of Dhokra craft work we directly procured from the local craftsmen.
** Ichiko Funai's New Fiber Art Work **
Ms. Ichiko Funai, a modern artist and costume artist, offers only five of the contributors her latest fiber art works using ingredients available in Orissa.
Note: The mascot in the picture is not the one she is going to offer you. Works will be created during her stay in India following her artistic inspiration, and hence the design, size, material, etc. of the works are still up in the air.
Ichiko Funai Web Site : http://www.odeon.jp/ichiko_funai/
** Japanese Lantern OOH Ad Sponsor **
This year, we have a special plan to decorate the MINDTREE campus, the main venue of Odisha Biennale, with Japanese lanterns often seen at Japanese festivals. The lanterns will create romantic atmosphere along the main street that connects the entrance and center stage. Our contributors for this course will enjoy the privilege of having their names or company names clearly hand-written with Japanese blush on those lanterns. The minimum number of lanterns per one contribution is ten.
Note: Minimum No. of lanterns per contribution: 10 Please let us know a name or company name you would like to advertise.
** Masako Ono Odissi Private Recital **
You can enjoy a stage the world’s famous Japanese Odissi dancer, Ms. Masako Ono at any venue of your liking. Ms. Ono is an Indian traditional dance performer certified by the government of India. She was covered by a Japanese TV program “First Japanese” broadcasted through NHK BS1 channel, and was selected as “100 Japanese admired by global community.” Her gorgeous, strong while delicate and mystical performance will bring the quality of any event up to next level, and make you a proud organizer of company events/parties as well as private parties with family members and friends.
Notes: Venue environment/setting requirements, schedule, and travel/transportation fee will be discussed.
** Odissi Private Lesson by Masako Ono **
This offering is a rare opportunity of 10-day private lesson (8 hours per day including yoga class and music lesson, etc.) in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, lectured by Ms. Masako Ono, an Indian traditional dance performer certified by the government of India
Notes: Travel and accommodation cost is not included. Flight and lesson schedule will be discussed.
Odisha Biennale is just a new born start-up festival, and our young Indian team members are now fumbling their ways in the dark to turn this international festival a success. It is also a totally new experiment to put up a festival with contemporary art works from the world in Odisha and the funds are not sufficient. Nevertheless, we need to make maximum efforts to create better conditions for the participating artists to present their art works. We would appreciate if you could support and cooperate with us. Our Mudra Foundation activities are on our website, please visit us online; www.mudrafoundation.com.
We hope to see you all in India!
Tokyo-Odisha Cultural Exchange
Tokyo-Odisha Cultural Exchange is a non-profit general corporation founded in Tokyo by the volunteer group who has been involved in the planning and operation of “Odisha Biennale” since 2012 with Mudra Foundation which is based in Bhubaneswar. Through the international art festival "Odisha Biennale", we are promoting valuable cultural resources in Odisha. By closely linking the global and local communities, we will contribute to the development of regional economy and the development of art and cultural exchange between Japan and India.
7-7-301 Shin-ogawa-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0814 Japan
Website : http://www.tokyo-odisha.or.jp/
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/TokyoOdisha/
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Kunihiko Matsuo Representative Director/Festival Technical Director
Mudra Foundation (Registration No.22768)
Mudra Foundation started in 2009 with the aim of sharing art and creativity. In the picturesque city of Bhubaneswar, in the culturally rich state of Odisha, Mudra Foundation has been thriving, since it’ s existence to unify artists from various genres and segments, to inspire people, to propagate art and culture and eventually, take an effort to touch people from all sections of the society. Being an initiative by artists, Mudra Foundation has also tried, from time to time, to contribute to the cause of the underprivileged people through its creative skills. We believe that we can discover the potential of special needs people and share happiness through art. Mudra Foundation lives with the aim to create a space for all, where people from any social background or creative discipline can join hands to be a part, contribute to the cause of the organization and carry forward our aim and objective in the future. Mudra Foundation promises to continue spreading love in peoples’ lives through art and creativity and help the society towards a prospective growth.
MudraFoundation , Near Aerodrome Area , Bhubaneswar , Odisha , India
Tel : +91-7873124999
Website : http://mudrafoundation.com/
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/MudraFoundation/
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Manas Das Chairman/Festival Director
Smaran Mohanty Secretary/Festival Administrator
Risks and challenges
The festival not being able to meet its budget which will result in the festival not being able to give everything that has been promised to the artists.
The festival team is not willing to cut back remuneration for artists and preparation of the environment for their work.
In the event that we are not able to raise the money, the festival will have to drastically scale down and we will not be able to bring all the artists and technicians as programmed. We believe this will be a big loss for the dance and art community in Odisha and India.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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