Wed. Jun 19th, 2024 online news,Hyderabad,10thMay, 2022: As part of Bonjour India, ELEKTRIK by Blanca Li – an incredible electro-dance performance that rewrites the rules of the genre itself – will be staged in Hyderabad on 11 May, 7 pm, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad. Gates to the auditorium will open at 6.30 pm. The event is free and open to all.

ELEKTRIK has been choreographed by Blanca Li who is widely recognized as a Master of Urban Dance and recently became the first woman choreographer to join the prestigious Académie des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 2021. Bianca Li is also a famous film director. She pioneered dance from street culture with both contemporary performing arts and cinema in a blend particularly appealing to the Indian movie culture.

 ELEKTRIK features 8 dancers who have won innumerable awards around the world and are recognised internationally for their contribution to electro culture. The event is part of the Bonjour India festival, an artistic, cultural, educational, and literary initiative by the Embassy of France and its cultural service Institut Français en Inde, the Alliance Française Network, and the Consulates of France.

The soundtrack of ELEKTRIK incorporates a hint of baroque music and has been composed in part by Tao Gutierrez. ELEKTRIK represents a formidable concentration of talent in a cheerful and fun show that can be enjoyed with the whole family and which promises to be the event of the cultural season! As a dance form, electro was invented in the suburbs of Paris in the 2000s. The unique dance style has continuously evolved since then to become synonymous with explosive but precise movements. ELEKTRIK is the third exploration of the electro urban dancing style by Blanca Li after the show Elektro Kif (2009) and the film Elektro Mathématrix (2015).

Speaking about ELEKTRIK’s tour of India Mrs. Sangita Jindal, Chairperson, JSW Foundation, JSW group said “The performing arts, especially dance, transcend language and can connect us across borders wordlessly. I believe that this cutting edge performance will present global electro dance culture in our Indian cities in an exciting way and connect with audiences in an engaging manner. I wish the innovative dance troupe and its dynamic director all the best for their tour.”

Speaking about the upcoming performance of ELEKTRIK, Mr Samuel Berthet, the director of Alliance française d’Hyderabad said “Hyderabad, the City of Nawabs has a rich tradition of dance. ELEKTRIK – with its explosive and flawless movements – will add flavor to this tradition. ELEKTRIK is modern dance. This means the audience will witness a dance form that will inspire many other forms of dance. Over the next decade, renditions of ELEKTRIK will emerge, each with its own signature. The dance form created by Blanca Li will be seen across cultures for some time to come. Hence the audience at Hyderabad’s Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium will get a glimpse into the future of dance. This will be exciting indeed. Furthermore, as the event is free and open to all, it will prove the perfect setting for hundreds of people to come together and put aside their difference by celebrating what all people have in common – the love for dance and music.”

In the Parisian dance scene, Blanca Li reigns supreme with her cutting-edge productions. The latest of these is Le Bal de Paris – an interactive and immersive experience created by Blanca Li herself which allows spectators to actively become a part of the performance through virtual reality, dance, and music! The show starts with a performance by professional dancers in the real world and slowly transitions into a spectacular thirty-five-minute immersion in a fantastic and poetic universe of augmented reality. The audience is no longer a passive observer – each spectator becomes a part of the performance. They can choose an avatar, don a virtual costume designed by Chanel, and interact live with the dancers. The transition from the real to the virtual happens across three ballroom scenes wherein the whirlwind narrative of a romance propels the participants through the performance. The main characters are Blanca Li’s professional dancers, but the audience is seamlessly integrated into the story. Everyone is free to dance, to enjoy the party as they wish, and to interact with whoever they choose to do so. The performance has taken over the dance world by storm and is currently running to packed audiences across Europe.

Bonjour India’s events including ELEKTRIK are open to all and often located in public places to maximize accessibility. The initiative celebrates the partnership between India and France by providing easy access to French and Indian cultural arts. Bonjour India’s events are meant to entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds and to lead to lively and friendly discussions.

For further information about Bonjour India festival, please visit

The Organisers:

Overall, Bonjour India covers 19 cities across the country, showcasing Indo-French expertise and collaboration in innovation, education, research, science and technology, arts and culture. This artistic, cultural, educational and social initiative is an Indo-French moment put together by the French cooperation network in India mainly comprising of the Embassy of France and its cultural service, the French Institute in India, the Alliance Française network and, the Consulates of France in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, with support from various public and private partners.

The French Institute in India (Institut Français en Inde – IFI) is the educational, scientific and cultural department of the Embassy of France in India. It facilitates academic and scientific exchanges between higher institutes of learning and research, enables student mobility, and promotes the French language, and artistic and cultural partnerships. Cooperation between India and France takes place through a number of sectors: Arts & Culture, Books, Ideas, French Language & Education, the Study in France programme, Academic Partnerships, Science Technology, as well as Innovation and Multimedia.

Alliance Française in India:The 14 Alliance Française centres across India are part of a worldwide network of associations founded more than 135 years ago, established in 133 countries and welcoming nearly 500,000 learners every year. Enrolling at an Alliance Française centre in India is an opportunity to learn the French language, discover France and explore the unique character, diversity, history, heritage and gastronomy of the country. Quality courses, a warm welcome, professionalism, innovative methods, cultural programmes, a friendly atmosphere – everything is in place to ensure that French learning becomes an unforgettable experience.