22 October 2023
Live mural performance, live DJ, hip-hop dance performance, and a host of other activities marked the conclusion of the third edition of the Wall Art Festival at the Alliance Française in Sector 36 here today.
The live mural art performance was by three different artists – Sandre, Super Bab, both French artists and Aashti Miller, an Indian artist.
DJ Bogus from Chandigarh entertained the audience with his music, while Fire Breaker Crew enthralled the audience with hip hop dance performance to create an environment of urban culture.Fire breaker crew is a dance group with all the members doing different dance forms. Formed in 2013, all the members travel and represent in different competitions and underground battles all over India, representing their feelings and sharing vibes through dance.
Chandigarh Slackline Community left those present awestruck with their tricks. Slacklining is an exhilarating balance sport that involves walking or performing tricks on a tensioned piece of flat webbing strung between two anchor points. It demands focus, core strength, and coordination, making it a fun and challenging outdoor activity for thrill-seekers and fitness enthusiasts alike.
A workshop was also conducted on the occasion which gave the participants a chance to show creativity. They customised the spray cans by decorating them and took them back home as a souvenir of the wall art festival. They also got a chance to do collaborative canvas painting under the guidance of professional artists.
A documentary film ‘Vandal Graffiti – invisible approach’ reflecting the life of a graffiti artist of France was also screened.
Ophélie Belin, Director of Alliance Française Chandigarh informed, “For its third edition, the Wall Art Festival had invited four artists – two from France, one from India and one from Réunion Island. 14 locations were transformed by French artists, which included Chandigarh, where the festival concluded. It took off from Colombo and other locations were Trivandrum, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Udaipur, Pondicherry, Pune, Bhopal, and Chennai.”