International Dance Day | Film Screening

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Date(s) - 30/04/2021 - 30/04/2021
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm


International Dance Day

International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance that takes place every year on the 29th of April, since its creation in 1982 by the International Theatre Institute (UNESCO). 

Over the years, Alliance Française de Pune has collaborated with the dance community in Pune to encourage activities and creation in the field of the live performing arts..

April Dance 2021 is a week-long programme curated by IAPAR in association with THE BOX on the occasion of International Dance Day. The activities are made to question and take stock of the creative practice that has come to exist a year after the onset of the covid-19 pandemic.

Film Screening

Under the aegis of April Dance 2021, Alliance Française de Pune presents the screening of ‘Maguy Marin: Time to Act’, a documentary on the life and career of contemporary dancer Maguy Marin

French film with English Subtitles | Free and open to all | Prior registration required via [email protected] or

Note: The film is accessible to viewers in INDIA only. 

Film Synopsis 

Star choreographer Maguy Marin burst onto the 1970s French new wave dance scene. A contemporary of Pina Bausch, Marin’s work stood out for its theatrical aesthetic, political commentary, and audacious integration of traditional dance with unexpected narrative, musical and physical elements.

In 1981, Marin’s work “May B,” inspired by the work of modernist playwright Samuel Beckett, upset the dance world; it rejected traditional ideals of beauty and embraced a fiercely political perspective. Since then, Marin’s work has grown in popularity; she has won numerous awards and her pieces are regularly presented at major dance festivals, from the Rio Favellas (Lilia Rodrigues’s company) to the Joyce Theater (NY). 

The documentary Maguy Marin: Time to Act offers remarkable footage of live performances,  as well as first person interviews with a choreographer whose work is daring, moving and continues to defy convention.

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