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Jyothish M G

Jyothish M G has graduated in Theatre Arts (Direction) from School of Drama, University of Calicut in 1997 and holds Masters in Theatre Arts (Direction) from University of Pondichery in 1999. Working in Abhinaya since its inception in 1992, he has directed more than 20 play productions. His major directorial works include “Shadow of the Glenn”, “Zoo Story”, “Death Watch”, “Bhagavadajjukam”, “Macbeth”,  “Sidhartha”, “Sakharam Binder” , ‘Lesson’ and ‘Lady from the Sea’. Many of his directorial ventures have been presented at numerous festivals like Avignon Off Festival, France, Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Rang Swarn and Prithvi Theatre Festival. Apart from being the artistic director of Abhinaya, he also works as an instructor for a short term course on drama jointly conducted by Abhinaya and IGNOU, New Delhi. He also worked with eminent theatre practioners like  Maya Tangeberg (Finland), Abhilash Pillai (RADA & NSD) Prof. S Ramanujam,, D Reghoothaman, Niranjan Goswami, and Negro Jairo Vergara (Colombia).  The Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India recognized his contributions to theatre and bestowed him with the Junior Fellowship in the field of theatre for the year 2009-2011. He was also selected as the official invitee for the Edinburgh International Arts Festival 2009 by the British Council. He was awarded the prestigious Sankriti Award in the field of Theatre in 2009 by the Sankriti Prartishtan, New Delhi


Margi Madhu

Margi Madhu is a Koodiyattam maestro, and is one of the first artistes to be trained at the Margi Foundation based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He learnt Koodiyattam at Margi under Padmashree Ammannur Madhava Chakiar and Moozhikulam Kochukuttan Chakkiar. He has performed at many national and international venues, including the prestigious Kennedy Center at Washington DC, USA (June 1977), for the International jury of UNESCO, and the ‘Fusion of Art Show’ in Singapore (in 1998).


Vikram Iyengar

 Initiated into Kathak by Smt. Rani Karnaa in 1981, Vikram Iyengar is an A grade solo artist with Doordarshan, and registered with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre. He has performed for several prestigious institutions including the Sangeet Natak Akademi and Kathak Kendra, Delhi; Prithvi Theatre Festival, Mumbai and National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai. He has also travelled to USA, UK, Hong Kong, Moscow, Qatar, Bhutan and Italy.

He is a recipient of the Government of India National Scholarship and National Junior Fellowship for Dance and holds a Sangeet Prabhakar from Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad. An INLAKS scholar with an MA in Performing Arts from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Vikram has also taught Asian and Intercultural Theatre at BA and MA levels in the UK. He has contributed articles to various Indian and foreign publications, presented papers at international seminars, conducted a variety of workshops and worked on several arts research projects for institutions in India and abroad. He is currently co-editor of e-Rang, a fortnightly email theatre journal from the India Theatre Forum.

Vikram’s production work has spanned choreography for stage and film, dance-theatre, and performance collaborations. He has worked with several experimental performance directors in Europe in spaces ranging from traditional theatres to abandoned tram depots, medieval castles and Edwardian manors. Co-founder of Ranan, Vikram is Artistic Director of the company.




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