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    19 January 2017 -


Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration with National Centre for the Performing Arts presents ‘Manucharitam_to be’, a contemporray dance theatre production by TanzART from Germany. 

Artistic Director: Jana Schmück and Anne Dietrich

TanzART meets Indian Dance

TanzART will present the North Indian Classical Dance style Kathak, as well Bollywood in its best. Next to contemporary dance, TanzART tries to spread the Beauty of Indian Dance in Germany. The duration of above performance will be around 25 minutes.

Manucharitam_to be

The contemporary dance theatre production of TanzART portraying the human beiing in our rapidly growing global world with all its multifarious social issues and problems. It questions the role of human beings which seems to be diminished in our very mobile, flexible and virtual information society. At the same time, it reveals the possibilities of encounters between people and the hindrances thereof, which can change a whole life within a second.

We are bedeviled with existential questions like: “Who am I and how many may I be?” “What is the central theme of my life.” “Where do we tie on and where are we mixed up?”

The abstract dance piece provides an insight in the variety and possibilities of being by taking the audience on a journey. “Manucharitam_to be” will show western contemporary dance at its best – turns, lifts, fluid dance movements, using the floor, power and dynamics, but also small meaningful gestures and moments. The piece doesn`t want to give answers, but moments for thoughts and questioning…

The duration of above performance will be around 45 minutes.


TanzART, under the artistic direction of Jana Schmueck and Anne Dietrich, is a centre for dance, movement & art in the art initiative “Im Friese” in Kirschau (Oberlausitz/ East Saxony). TanzART offers dance a platform for all its facets and expression, as well strengthen the understanding of art in general and other cultures. In addition to various dance offers, TanzART establishes professional contemporary dance concepts in Germany, stands for intercultural & interdisciplinary exchange and Cultural-aesthetic education for children, young people and adults. TanzArt offers artist residency programs to give artists an optimal conditions for their creative work. The main focus next to contemporary Dance are International projects and collaborations, especially with India. It trains their dancers in Indian Dance (Kathak, Mohiniyattam), Indian Folkdance and Bollywood.

Anne Dietrich is a graduated Culture and Dance Educationalist as well a qualified dancer and choreographer. Next to Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, Improvisations Technique, she studied Kathak under Guru Smt. Geetanjali Lal in Delhi, as well Mohiniyattam under Guru Padmashree Bharati Shivaji, Kalamandalam Leelamma and Pallavi Krishnan. As a freelancer she performed especially Classical Indian Dance at well-known platforms in Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Sweden and India and is working together with the Tagore Centre / Indian Embassy Germany, intensely.

Jana Schmück is a qualified dance teacher, dancer and choreographer. She received instruction in ballet, jazz and modern dance, Hip Hop and Cunningham Techniqueat the Palucca School Dresden and in New York City. As a freelance dancer she performed worldwide, eg. at the Centre National de la Danse – CND in Paris, the Ecole des Sables/ Senegal, University of Ankara and the Fringe Festival at the Ruhr Festival.

Free admission passes for public available at ICCR Office. Tel: 24955107 /24912267 and NCPA Box office

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