Dec 10 - 17 2022All Day

About the event

IFBE launches its annual initiative for the performing arts – and for dance, in particular – Thirak. Under its aegis, every year, Thirak will celebrate a body of work that has consistently pushed the boundaries of, and celebrated, the spirit of movement.

Breaking Boundaries is to cover the variety of dance forms and narratives that Padma Shri Awardee (2007) Astad Deboo embodied through his work, as well as his associations and contributions to contemporary creative dance, apart from installations that will chronicle his life, right from his birthplace in Gujarat, replete with his legacy filled with remarkable moments such as a performance with Pink Floyd in London, a commission by Pierre Cardin, choreographing a piece for Maya Plisetskaya, performing with the Bolshoi Ballet company.

The all encompassing show is sure to leave spectators, dancers and non dancers alike, in awe of one of the most extraordinary artists and pioneers of modern Indian dance.

See you there!

Venue: IFBE
Date: 10th-17th December

In collaboration with

Astad Deboo Dance Foundation

Trained in Kathak and Kathakali, Astad Deboo developed an unique dance style and taught this to even deaf and dumb young dancers and enthralled the world. Till his last breath, Astad helped several families struggling to make their ends meet during the pandemic. Established in 2002, the Foundation has mentored young, underprivileged students, improving their lives by training them in Contemporary Indian Dance.