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CONTACT : Abhilash Ningappa

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whatsapp contact : +919980560577


1) CV

2) Pictures

3) few lines regarding your interests for joining this program

We will get back to you within 2 days with confirmation

The course fee is 9,000 INR


1) Course Fees

2) Accomodation


The maximum number of students for this course is 10.


15th February :                  10am to 1pm Arrival , Registration

                                             and introduction

                                             2pm to 5pm : First Practice session

16th to 20th February:     10am to 1pm : Practice


                                             2pm to 5pm : Theory

21st February :                   Sunday Break


22nd to 24th February :    10am to 1pm : Practice

                                              2pm to 5pm : Theory

25th February:                    Final Presentation



We have multiple housing premises, each comprising of fully furnished 2 rooms, an attached bath and kitchen facility.

- Accommodation for all students is twin shared with  5 to 6 students in one premise.

- The housing premise is spacious, fully equipped and furnished with lots of natural light and air.

- All rooms are well ventilated and hygienic with ample storage space, fans and windows.

- The Dance studio is in same premise to the housing area.

- You will be provided with a fully equipped kitchen if you want to cook on your own. Small convenient stores and a supermarket is in the vicinity.


FOOD: food is NOT covered in course fees and participants has to take care of their own food

we have a following option

Option 1:  Door Delivery: it is possible to order food to the studio space, the restaurant nearby makes north Indian and south Indian food. Swiggy and Zomato will deliver food with in an hour

Option 2: Cooking in the studio: we have 4 kitchen in the space and 4 to 5 people will share each kitchen , we have all the facilities to cook , as well as shops and super market nearby to buy things.

Option 3 : there is a very cheap and tasty street food place around the corner.


Abhilash Ningappa, Founder and Artistic Director of Play Practice Artists Residency (INDIA), born and based in India. Recognised as performer, choreographer and teacher both nationally and internationally. He post graduated in SEAD (Salzburg) and Post Masters in APASS (Advanced performance and scenography studies) (Belgium) . A yoga practitioner and a martial art teacher, trained in kalari payattu and contemporary dance.

He has been organising Play Practice Apprenticeship program and Yoga Practice teachers training program for the past 5 years. In 2019 he launched the first Fight Practice martial arts workshop and also organises yearly residencies for artists.

He won Pecda award for ‘Architect of Self Destruction,' a work which was created by Ningappa himself and performed in several venues all around India and Spain. He taught and performed  in Nunart and Lacaldera (Barcelona), Ibiza movement and performance Festival."No Speaking Solo" Performed in Isadora Festival (Russia). “Too far east is west" performance with Carla Guida Johnson in Bangalore, with Ana jezebel with Devir Capa (Portugal) and Nicola Fabiana (Germany).  

Other Choreography works:
"Lets Make Up India" with Eva Maria Kupfer (Switzerland)
"Disposable Heroes" with Bangalore Dance Collective (India).
"Troubled Duet" in Bangalore international dance festival (India)
'Life Unedited”  lecture performance in Alkantara (Lisbon)
" Pro Choreo Laboratory” (Zurich)
"15 pieces “ concept by Daniel kok , performed 15 solos choreographed by 15 choreographers
In the frame of an exchange program called "Point to point" by Asia Europe Dance Forum supported by Asian Europe foundation.

IMPORTANT: We don't offer fancy staying, very basic and sharing rooms with friends,  IF you don't like sharing room, kitchen and Space .  then this course is not for you, we like to work in a very respectful and peaceful atmosphere. we help and support each other through mutual respect and  communication, This is a space for collaboration and meeting point between artists to get to know each other  and create works. please come with open mind, share your knowledge , learn, respect , create and carry valuable moments home.

This Residency is located in a residential area in Mysore Road. You will find small grocery and convenient stores walking distance away. Theirs a supermarket and a mall nearby too.

- Transportation: For any kind of recreational activities, you can take cabs or buses from the residency to the city or outside the city.

-All students must take full responsibility of their personal belongings, the residency provides lockable rooms. The institution will not be held responsible for any mishap. Everybody must take full responsibility of their own health and welfare.

NOTE:  Play Practice Residency is a non profit organization running from past 5 years without any support and funding, All the finances are invested on the studio renovation , electric bills, water and teachers fees. we are trying our best to create artistic community through organizing events and projects but have not reached the place where we can support artists financially but we are on the way. We would like so much if you support this project and give valuable feedback to sustain and move forward with our goal of creating artistic community in Bangalore.

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