Initiated in 2010, IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance has been conceived as a space for dance that is rooted in experimentation, criticality and provocation. It successfully completed four editions in Nov 2016, Nov 2012, Jan 2015 and Oct 2016. IGNITE! is a biennale that aims to give high-quality Indian contemporary dance public visibility, showcase creativity and innovation in Indian dance, support the development of vibrant, new artistic work and facilitate collaborations amongst a wide range of dance organisations in the country. IGNITE! has been instrumental in creating an open platform where diverse contemporary dance practices are made accessible to a large number of audiences.
IGNITE! diverse programming includes performances and masterclasses by a range of leading practitioners, conferences, site-specific works, networking events, film screening, exhibitions and inter-disciplinary collaborations.