Avant Garde Dance in India

London-based company Avant Garde Dance embarked on a three-week tour to six cities in India with The Black Album

  • The Black Album (c) Avant Garde Dance
  • The Black Album (c) Avant Garde Dance
  • The Black Album (c) Avant Garde Dance
  • The Black Album (c) Avant Garde Dance

Led by Artistic Director Tony Adigun, Avant Garde Dance pushes the boundaries of hip-hop and contemporary dance. Their dynamic performances have musicality at their core and explore a myriad of styles, themes and media.

The Black Album is a triple-bill in which three distinctly different hip hop choreographies are woven together like a concept album.

Avant Garde Dance performed in Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai and also carried out an extensive outreach programme of workshops. The company also worked with Indian dance company, Swingers Dance Company and the two companies performed together on stage at Egmore Museum Theatre, Chennai.

In partnership with Ranvir Shah of Prakriti Foundation, Avant Garde Dance toured as part of Impulse, the British Council’s season of UK contemporary dance in India, and Parks New Festival. The tour was developed when the British Council invited Ranvir to see a wide range of UK dance companies at British Dance Edition 2014. Both parties saw Avant Garde’s work as an exciting way of connecting with the growing interest in hip hop amongst young people and dancers in India.

Watch the video above about Avant Garde Dance's time in India.

For further information visit the Impulse - Season Two website.


  • Kolkata, India

    1st Nov 2014 - 1st Nov 2014

    Kala Mandir Auditorium,
    48 Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Rd,
    Shakespeare Sarani,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700017,

  • Mumbai, India

    6th Nov 2014 - 6th Nov 2014

    Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts,
    Nariman Point,
    Maharashtra 400021,

  • Delhi, India

    10th Nov 2014 - 10th Nov 2014

    Shri Ram Centre,
    Safdar Hashmi Marg,
    Mandi House,
    New Delhi DL 110001,

  • Hyderabad, India

    12th Nov 2014 - 12th Nov 2014

    Ravindra Bharathi National Theatre,
    Lakdikapul Rd,
    Andhra Pradesh 500004,

  • Bangalore, India

    14th Nov 2014 - 14th Nov 2014

    Chowdiah Hall,
    Gayathri Devi Park Extension,
    Karnataka 560003,

  • Chennai, India

    20th Nov 2014 - 20th Nov 2014

    Museum Theater,
    Pantheon Road,
    Tamil Nadu 600008,

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