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Curating a festival is Adishakti’s way of exchanging ideas, celebrating, disseminating and expanding the work and vision of our founder, late Veenapani Chawla.

Remembering Veenapani Festival

What started as a spontaneous celebration of Veenapani’s life and work immediately after her death has grown into an annual event, the Remembering Veenapani festival. This year, 2022 saw a one month long, 6th edition of the festival.

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Remembering Veenapani - April 2019

Remembering Veenapani - Feb 2018

Remembering Veenapani - Feb 2017

Remembering Veenapani - Feb 2016

Remembering Veenapani - April 2015

Winter Festival

In 2003 Adishakti began to curate it’s Winter Workshop. This programme brought together a Koodiyattam performer, a Noh performer, poets, musicians, cultural psychologists, philosophers, film makers, actors – so as to investigate how each of these, views or uses, ‘breath’ as a source of expression.

Ramayana Festival

The three-year Ramayana festival programme was to provide the traditional / folk/ contemporary performer with a new approach to an old text and thereby compel her to recreate her performance language, making it aesthetically accessible to a contemporary world. And release new knowledge and rescue an old cultural symbol from being suffocated by “purism”.

Today from out of this programme have emerged three Adishakti Productions: Nidrawathwam, The Hanuman Ramayana, and The Tenth Head. Two others evolved, Sita and Luv & Kush.

Vachika Project