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REMEMBERING VEENAPANI The Latest edition of Adishakti’s Remembering Veenapani Festival is coming up soon in February 2018 at our campus

November 28, 2016
Muhammad Anwari

Explaining Qur’an Muslim scholar Muhammad Anwari talks about The Holy Qur’an and the chanting of it as a part of Adishakti’s

September 6, 2016
Nangiar Koothu

Nangiar koothu _ Ashokavanikaankam Nangiar koothu is the traditional name of the koothu performance of a female member (Nangiar) of

September 3, 2016
Ottan thullal

OTTAN THULLAL _ “Ramanucharitham”   Performer: Suresh Kaliyath Vocal: Kalamandalam Gopinatha Prabha Kalamandalam Mohana Krishnan Mrigangam: Kalamandalam Santhosh Idakka: Kalamandalam

September 1, 2016
Tholu Bommalata

THOLU BOMMALATA (Shadow puppetry from Andhra Pradesh) “Sundara khandam” By Chidambara Rao & Team Tholu Bommalata is the shadow puppet

August 23, 2016
Sattriya Dance

Sattriya Dance – “Ramvijay” By Janardan Goswami & Team, Majuli, Assam The Sattriya dance form was introduced in the 15th

August 19, 2016

ARUNA SAIRAM and team performs at Adishakti theatre as a part of Adishakti’s Ramayana Project. Aruna Sairam is an Indian

August 17, 2016

Koodiayattam Painkulam Ramachakyar Smaraka Kalapeedam, from Kerala performs an episode from Ramayana, “Jadayu vadham” as a part of Adishakti’s 3

August 16, 2016
Sarah Joseph

Many Ramayanas in Malayalam Sarah Joseph talking about ‘Many Ramayanas in Malayalam literature as a part of Adishakti’s Ramayana at our

August 7, 2016
Lakshmi Holmström

LAKSHMI HOLMTRöM Lakshmi Holmström giving a talk about Kambar Ramayana and her about Ahalya as a part of Adishakti’s Ramayana project.

August 4, 2016
Sadanand Menon

RAMAYANA – FROM TEXT TO PERFORMANCE Sadanand Menon presents his ideas on plurality in Ramayana at Adishakti, as part of

August 1, 2016
Gulam Muhammed Sheikh

VISUALIZING RAMAYANA Gulam Muhammed Sheikh talks about the visual traditions of the Ramayana at Adishakti theatre, as a part of Adishakti

July 30, 2016
Songs of Kabir

SONGS OF KABIR Vedanth Bharadwaj and Bindu Malini recited poems of Kabir as a part Adishakti’s annual festiva, Remembering Veenapani.

July 29, 2016
Ganapati _ trailer

Director’s Notes “This production emerged from Adishakti’s research project on   Rhythm as a Text in Koodiyattam and Contemporary Theatre. The

July 25, 2016

KATHAKALI Kathakali is a classical theatre form from Kerala. The word Kathakali literally means “Story-Play”. Kathakali is known for its

July 25, 2016
Jazz concert by Bluerhythm

BLUERHYTHM A musical evening in Adishakti with jazz singer & musician Kirtana Krishna and guitarist Abhishek Prakash as a part

July 23, 2016

YAKSHAGAANA Yakshagaana is a popular dance-drama in the State of Karnataka. This classical dance-drama is also prevalent in Kasaragod, the

July 22, 2016
Ravan chhaya

RAVAN CHHAYA The shadow puppet theatre of Odisha is known as Ravan Chhaya .The theme of Ravan Chhaya, literally,’ the

July 21, 2016

THOLPAVAKOOTHU “Surpanakhaankam” By Ramachandrapulavar & team, Krishnankutty Pulavar Memorial Tholpavakoothu and Puppet centre, Kerala Tholpavakoothu or shadow puppetry using leather puppets

July 14, 2016
SOPE Workshop Trailer
July 14, 2016
Kalam paattu

KALAM PATTU The kalam is a unique drawing also called “dhulee chithram” or powder drawing. The artist uses the floor

July 14, 2016
Past present and future
Nidravathwam _ Trailer

A trailer of an Adishakti production, Nidravathwam, directed by Nimmy Raphel.

August 1, 2015
The Tenth Head with the Artists
The Tenth Head _ Trailer

A trailer of an Adishakti production, The Tenth Head, directed by Veenapani Chawla.

August 1, 2015
A rehearsal day!

Adishakti rehearsing the production ‘The Tenth Head’ for a show in National School of Drama festival festival, Bharat Rang Mahotsav

August 1, 2015
Vision Veenapani Site Slider 2
Support Adishakti

A video about Adishakti and its work, with an appeal for support.

August 1, 2015
A video on Adishakti by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)

India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore ( is one of the country’s leading arts funders and has supported dozens of

August 1, 2015
Colors of India

A student groups’ assignment film on Adishakti

July 22, 2014
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