Citizens of Stage Co Lab is a collective of versatile, independent dancers who strive to share movement and dance with working professionals, students, artists, sportspeople, homemakers, and the community at large. Based out of the state-of-the-art studios at Shoonya, Bangalore, it offers classes, workshops, and performances that combine technical skill, somatic awareness, and creativity. Ranging from mid-career artists to more recent entrants to the field, it is bound by the belief – Minds Evolve When Bodies Dance.

They are among the finest movers in the country and they create work that doesn’t compromise on skill, finesse, artistry and emotion.

“We have come together to share the joy and beauty of contemporary dance with our home – Bangalore and India. We are all artists pushing the boundaries and working on ourselves in order to shift the energy in the community. We need art and we need movement. Whether you are behind a desk or screen all day, a child at school, in college, a homemaker or senior citizen; whether you are a student or a fellow artist, a parent or a sportsperson, the collective has something meaningful to offer you.”

Through our performances, classes, workshops and other offerings, we hope to share our passion and skill and bring movement into your life. And at the same time we get to have fun, get fit, meet people, build community and experience something new. That’s the power of dance.

The collective has choreographed and performed at the launch of an international clothing brand in Bangalore, choreographed and starred in the music videos of mainstream and independent music artists (in the rock, blues and pop genres), choreographed and performed in a number of ad films, among other projects, and has conducted workshops as part of movement-based events around the country for clients from the corporate, advertising, fashion, educational and artistic worlds.

We feel, being contemporary thinking moving artists, we would like to work with artists, companies and brands that value movement, artistry and a strong voice. Where our years of training, passion and commitment would weave together with theirs to create a rich tapestry for the contemporary Indian audience to enjoy. We are always open to exploring how we can create new and interesting ways to share the power and beauty of dance with the community.

They recently collaborated with beloved Bangalore rock band Thermal and a Quarter on their latest music video Leaders of Men (below).

Please get in touch with us at citizensofstage@shoonyaspace.com to work with us, commission a performance, hire our services as dancers, choreographers and teachers, or learn from us.

Find us on facebook here and on instagram @citizensofstage, and on youtube here.

Classes & Public Performances
The collective offers a range of classes at Shoonya. These classes are for all levels, including beginners, elementary and intermediate movers. Most classes are open to drop-ins and take admission on a rolling basis, so jump in.

Ongoing and upcoming classes:

  1. Weekday Contemporary Module – Every Mon, Wed & Thu / 7.15pm – 8.45pm

They also offer practice sessions for professional dancers which they regularly announce on their instagram page.

The collective recently finished working with choreographer Bruno Catalano (of Piccoli Production) to premiere their first international artistic collaboration, a community-funded piece on November 16, 2018. Find more details here.

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MINDS EVOLVE WHEN BODIES DANCE
That is what the collective believes.