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Our Festivals

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

Remembering Veenapani Festival
April 8th to 14th 2019

Remembering Veenapani Festival

Since April 2015

It started as a spontaneous celebration of Veenapani’s life and work immediately after her demise. This celebration now known as the Remembering Veenapani Festival has grown into an annual event. It is looked forward to by performing arts communities across the country and many parts of the world.

While most groups are happy to perform free of cost, we being performing artists ourselves understand the importance of remuneration for creative effort. Since Adishakti has all the necessary infrastructure for conducting a festival – heritage guesthouses, theatre spaces, and state-of-the-art equipment – any contributions you make will go directly to the atists performing at the festival.

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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