Six decades in Bangalore!

GI/MMB Bangalore_Institute  © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan bangalore

The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan has been a landmark on the cultural map of the City for the past 60 years. We celebrated this milestone on October 22, 2021, along with very many of our long-standing and more recent partners, in what was our first offline event since March 2020.
 
The cultural highlight of the evening was the digital Indian premiere of Hybridity by CocoonDance Company, live-streamed from Bonn, Germany. Hybridity marks a meeting between romantic ballet and martial arts; the sublime and the warlike. Choreographer Rafaële Giovanola pushes the boundaries of the human body and transforms her dancers into hybrid creatures, transported to a state close to trance.
 
In collaboration with a group of youngsters from Bangalore, the choreographer also created a piece exclusively for the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan which was performed as a curtainraiser to Hybridity. Thirteen young dancers worked intensively for four days with choreographers Rafaële Giovanola, Alvaro Esteban and Bangalore's Snigdha Prabhakar to create Hybridity Remixed, inspired by the same idea: How do ballet and Thai boxing meet in one body?
 
The excitement continued right through the evening, fueled by good food and drink, and scintillating conversation. Setting the tone to continue our mission of building sustainable bridges between India and Germany in the areas of art and culture, language and information.
 

  • Dr. Heimes@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Dr. Claus Heimes welcomes the gathering
  • Dr. Franke@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Dr. Bertold Franke gives his address
  • Mr. Achim Burkart@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Consul General Mr. Achim Burkart speaks
  • Kirtana@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Kirtana Kumar on behalf of our hosts
  • Hybridity Remixed_1 © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Hybridity Remixed 1
  • Hybridity Remixed_2 © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Hybridity Remixed 2
  • Hybridity Remixed 2@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Hybridity Remixed 3
  • Snigdha@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Facilitator Snigdha Prabhakar
  • Rafaële Giovanola@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Choreographer Rafaële Giovanola greets the audiance from Oslo
  • Arundhati Nag, Arundhati Raja@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Arundhati Nag with Arundhati Raja
  • Abhishek Bommana, Shruti Rao © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Abhishek Bommana and Shruti Rao
  • Jay and Satyajit Mayor@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Jayachandran Palazhy talks to Satyajit Mayor
  • Meera, Mugdha@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Meera Gafoor and Mugdha Koparkar
  • Nilakshi, Sheshagiri@60 Year Celebration © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
    Nilakshi Baruah and Sheshagiri Kulkarni