Abhilash at CRIPA Play Practice Research with Abhilash Ningappa

Thursday and Saturday, Nov 26 and 28, 2015

Thursday 4 – 6 pm
Saturday 5-7:30 pm
@ CRIPA, Kalabhumi

The Workshop will focus on Improvisation, working on fundamentals like breath, speed and energy, involving the core structure of the body influenced by different methods of kalari payattu and other martial arts combined, focusing mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the space and the people around.

For registration contact: Jill at 9486416173 or (0413) 2622-840



Abhilash Ningappa was born in India. He is a Performer, teacher and choreographer in India and Europe. He post graduated in SEAD (Salzburg) and Post Masters in APASS (Advanced performance and scenography studies) (Belgium) on a movement research project called PLAY PRACTICE. A yoga practitioner and a martial art teacher, trained in kalari payattu and contemporary dance, started his training in India and later travelled in India and Europe working and practicing.
He has taught in Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (ARTESIS, Antwerp) and has been teaching professional classes in Dock 11 (Berlin), Dansehotel (Malaga), PARTS (Brussels), Le chien Perdu (Brussels), Attakalari (Bangalore), Dance Identity (D.ID)(Austria), Danskias (Vienna), and Association of professional dancers (Ireland). He has organized professional training program in India called PROTRAIN, and a scholarship program for “Improjunction” festival facilitated by Katie Duck and Goa contact festival.
He is currently working on developing an art practice called “Play Practice”. Play practice is a movement research project developed since 2009 in different residencies in different countries. It started in DANSKIAS Vienna residency and later became material for a research-based program in APASS (Advanced performance and scenography studies) working with various artists in different residencies, mainly PARTS summer residency, PAF (performing arts forum) and Lopital (Antwerp).