THE BALANCING ACT
“DNA” a play written by Giorgos Neophytou, a veteran playwright from Cyprus. DNA talks about the story of a soldier lost in the battle and the family that’s left behind. This play is performed in non traditional performing spaces, mainly homes!
IAPAR was a part of the Titus Project, one of the founding projects of UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Higher Education in Performing Arts. It produced a multi lingual production of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus in the year 2013-2014.
In addition to the full-time projects, IAPAR offers a variety of master classes, workshops and short programmes for children as well as adults throughout the year. The workshops are designed to horn their artistic and personal enrichment, planned meticulously and facilitated by art practitioners, teachers and performers. We believe in creating opportunities of long-term learning through a range of workshops that
focus on acting and theatre, clowning, voice and speech, voice-overs, physical theatre & contemporary movement with special emphasis on improvisational skills, writing, story telling and encouraging interdisciplinary approach between literature and visual art.
Theatre in Education
IAPAR has initiated a detailed theatre training program for children across various schools from the Std 4th to 9th giving children an opportunity to explore theatre and performance. More than 750 students in a school are benefited by this ongoing project initiated by IAPAR.
Through the Anandrang project we have been working with children for the past two decades. We believe in continuous process of development. The Anandrang project includes workshops and performances for children aged 8 to 14. So far more than a 1000 children have been a part of this programme as well as performances. It provides opportunities for extra-curricular social experiences and expressive activities.
Arts and Entrepreneurship
IAPAR initiated a research project, as one of the founding projects of the UNITWIN network. The project tries to look at the artist’s education and possibilities of inculcating entrepreneurial attitude in the artist community.
IAPAR Theatre Mentorship Porgramme
The Mentorship Programme is a new and exciting series of sessions that offer youth the chance to learn behind-the-scenes work in theatre and performing arts. Its aim is to provide interested students with an opportunity to learn about theatre in a hands on way. To learn by doing, learn through working. Over the course of nine months, IAPAR will be investing in the development of those with an active interest in becoming diverse, proactive and engaging theatre practitioners.
Our Team & Staff
IAPAR International Theatre Festival is led by our Festival Director Mr Vidyanidhee Vanarase, Associate Director Dr Ajay Joshi , Festival Development Head Mr Dheeresh Joshi and Festival Secretary Aditi Venkateshwaran. The Executives are supported by the core artistic team of International Association for Performing Arts and Research.
The Festival has been supported by Lalit Kala Kendra (Gurukul), Savitribai Phule Pune university, Maharashtra Cultural Centre, Kalachhaya Cultural Centre, URMEE, Shyamchi Aai Foundation and Patheya Trust.
ARTISTIC & PROGRAMMING
Festival Director – Mr Vidyanidhee Vanarase
Associate Director – Dr Ajay Joshi
Festival Deavelopment Head – Mr Dheeresh Joshi
Festival Secretary – Aditi Venkateshwaran
Alliged Activites – Ashwini Giri
Design and Publicity – Madhura Pendse
Outreach Programme – Amrut Samak
Logistics – Nikhil Gadgil
Technical – Ashish Vaze
Venue – Harshad Rajpathak
Documentation – Rohan Wekhande
Operations – Tanmayee Ambekar
Media and PR – Kushal Khot
Left to Right: Rohan Wekhande, Aditi Venkateshwaran, Amrut Samak, Ashwini Giri, Nikhil Gadgil, Vidyanidhee Vanarase, Ashish Vaze, Tanmayee Ambekar, Dheeresh Joshi, Madhura Pendse, Kushal Khot.