December / January
Sylvie de la Dure (French Architect and Artist)
Ephemeral Intervention on the beach “A toutes les âmes qui peuplent le ciel”, a reminder of the tsunami affected victims.
Danasegar (Pondicherry Tamil Painter)
Starting of a sculpture on a tree trunk deposited by the Tsunami.
March / April
Keïty Anjoure (Contemporary Dancer)
She explores, with classic dancers, yogi masters, and Indian contemporary artists some of the symbolic, energetic and emotional values, the “Mudras”, the hand gestures in Indian dance.
11th & 14th March: Performance at the Alliance Française of Pondicherry and Chennai.
July / September
Brigitte Nahon (Artist)
Brigitte Nahon spends 3 months creating Sculptures, installations, and drawings.
Balance and imbalance, solidity and fragility, heaviness and lightness, ephemeral and eternity are the essential meaning of her daily commitment of her Art. NAHON is one of the emerging Artist on the international scene, as shown by the ever present interest for her work from museums, institutions, galleries and collectors worldwide. The Garden room N°6 has been fully painted by her. Check it out, it’s surprising...
December / February
The Crossroads concert series #1 and #2.
Susheela Raman, Internationally renowned Tamil born London based singer, Paul Jacob, Tamil producer and musician from Chennai and The Dune produce 2 concerts at The Dune.
The Crossroads Concert Series aims to unite people hailing from diverse cultures to create new and dynamic musical experiences. Artists are chosen for their ability to communicate directly with their audiences and are deeply committed to the crossing of boundaries. Individually, the artists have unique and interesting musical trajectories.
Tamil Voodoo on 26th january was a musical journey into the intensity and vitality of the Tamil Bhakti and Trance drumming traditions, working with some leading urban talents. It was a musical collaboration featuring Bhakti singing legend Kovai Kamala, Tamil Londoner Susheela Raman and her guitarist-producer, Sam Mills. Chennai’s own Funky Bodhi, along with drummers representing the Tattapam and Tudumbattam traditions of Tanjore and Mettupalayam.
Songs Of The Madmen on 24th february was another musical journey into the devotional music in collaboration with the Bauls singers from Bengal, Vincent Segal from France, Susheela Raman, Sam Mills and Bonnie Chakraborty from Chennai. The Bauls are free spirited, anti-orthodox musical mystics, strong individuals who defy the conventions of both the householder and the renouncer. The Baul tradition upholds the body as the arena of self-realization...
With their intense musicality, earthy passion and mystical riddles their music is fierce, poignant, unpretentious and full of love; Bengal’s gift to the world.
Both concerts where attended by around 600 persons.