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The AIB Open Studio is envisioned as a talent incubator that invites dance professionals, choreographers, dance artists and groups pan-India to present short-duration choreographies they’d conceptualised and created in the past two years. This year, the AIB Open Studio stage presents performances by 10 emerging contemporary Indian dancers.

10 FEB 2022

Artist Lineup: Anahita Chaliha, BBoy Wind & Sonia Soney

Time: 7:00 pm 

Venue: Rangamandala, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts


Day 1:

Artist Lineup: Deepanwita & Pintu Das

Time: 7:30 pm 

Venue: Rangamandala, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts

Day 2:

Artist Lineup: Ainesh Madan & Dileep Chilanka

Time: 7:00 pm 

Venue: Rangamandala, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts.

Day 3:

Artist Lineup: Anagha Kashyap & Anuradha Venkataraman

Time: 7:00 pm 

Venue: Rangamandala, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts


Anahita Chaliha

Anahita Chaliha holds a diploma and a Masters in Bharatanatyam respectively from the Rukmini Devi College of Fine Arts, Kalakshetra Foundation and University of Madras. Additionally, she has learnt the Assamese folk dance form of Bihu. A professional dance teacher, she is a multi-linguist, a trained swimmer and a Mandala artist. She will be performing with her dance group, Nirvana for AIB Open Studio.

About performance: SAGA OF SAPIENS depicts the journey of humans from the beginning of time, when we lived in harmony with nature, to the chaotic present where we live amid pollution, disease and crime. Greed and consumerism rule the world today and the effects are out for all of us to see: after the World Wars, if there’s any event that has shaken the world to its core, it has been the pandemic. While fear, helplessness and loss may have touched all our lives, maybe it would help to view the current pandemic as a necessary evil that has forced us to press pause on the rat race. Maybe it is time to reflect on our actions, rethink our priorities, and recreate a better world.



BBoy Wind

A dancer and teacher for the past eight years, BBoy Wind has won 15 solo bboy battles. A self-taught dancer, he has represented India in RF Jam Singapore. 


About performance: Wind is an improv dance performance piece that showcases B-boy Wind’s abilities to explore, experiment and expand his foot work and floor skills. - Bboy Wind.jpg


Sonia Soney

Sonia Soney is a professionally trained contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher. A  master diploma holder in Movement Arts from the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Sonia believes in the transformative power of the arts and aims to empower the community through holistic movement arts and dance practices. 

About performance:  PURPOSE - 3.o is a solo show born out of Sonia’s research on cultural differences that seemingly separates us and the underlying universal connection that all beings share. The choreographer has developed a movement vocabulary with respect to women’s bodies for this piece – it is dynamic and attempts to communicate how decisions continue to be influenced by a woman’s body including perceptions of what is ugly or beautiful. In most gender-reflective performances, a lot tends to get lost while communicating to the opposite gender. Sonia hopes to break these barriers through this quietly political piece. PURPOSE 3.0 was funded by the Goethe Institut Bangalore-Max Mueller Bhavan as part of their BangaloREsidency programme.

Screenshot_20211214-185228_Gallery - Sonia Soney.jpg
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