Vikram Iyengar is a dancer-choreographer-director and curator-presenter based in Calcutta, and working internationally. He is artistic director of Ranan Performance Collective and initiator of the Pickle Factory Dance Foundation – a hub for dance. His work revolves around creating deep connections with and through the arts. Trained by Padmashree Rani Karna, his diverse performance work is linked by his fundamental engagement with the kathak form and kathak-informed body. An ARThinkSouthAsia Arts Management Fellow (2013-14), Vikram is currently Global Fellow with the International Society for the Performing Arts. He received the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for contemporary dance, 2013-14.
Anubha Fatehpuria is an actor and architect, and a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Yuva Puruskar 2013-14 amongst many other awards for acting. Anubha trained under late Shyamand Jalan, and has worked with renowned directors from India and abroad. She continues to study the craft of acting under Vinay Sharma. She is currently Director-Programmes at Padatik Theatre Kolkata. A recipient of the Nagpur University Gold Medal (2001) for Bachelors in Architecture, Anubha interned at Ar. Balkrishna V Doshi’s SANGATH (Ahmedabad), and began independent practice in 2002. Current projects include performing arts centres, residences, cafes, clinic/wellness centres amongst others.
Pickle Factory Dance Foundation is a hub for the practice, discourse and presentation of dance and movement work, housed in spaces repurposed for the arts in Calcutta. Nomadic at the moment, we are working towards a permanent venue for dance located in a repurposed space in the architecturally textured fabric of Calcutta. This will a home with a cosmopolitan and plural ethos to think, know, talk and imagine all things dance - locally, nationally and internationally.
INTER/SECTIONS imagines a series of interruptions in the in-between, transit spaces in the Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi building with the intention of imbuing 'these interim spaces with a disruptive potency and identity that dissolves as suddenly as it emerges.' Designed and presented by a group of Indian and international artists (dancers, choreographers, architects, filmmakers, musicians, photographers) led by dancer-choreographer Vikram Iyengar with architect / performer Anubha Fatehpuria. The group will work with young performers from Delhi to create interventions.