Kala Academy

Kala Academy Goa is the premiere centre of various forms of art located in Panaji. Designed by renowned architect, Charles Correa, it has been the bedrock of numerous activities and programmes organised across various disciplines of the arts. We are pleased to be showcasing a variety of theatre and dance events in the beautiful environs of the Kala Academy at SAF 2018.

Events at Kala Academy

Using methods and approaches of creating a non-verbal sensorial play for toddlers, the sensorial pedagogy workshop has a twin objective. In working with a mix of theatre practitioners and primary school teachers within the same space, the workshop aims to ..Read More ›

To Die Upon a Kiss… is a Kathakali performance, based on the world famous tragedy Othello by William Shakespeare. Constituting one of the most prominent classical dance forms of India, Kathakali is characterised by elaborate make up, face-masks and costumes. ..Read More ›

Stemming from the roots of the ancient Sanskrit text Natya Shastra, Kuchipudi is a classical dance-drama of India. The performers convey the selected story through dynamic movements and expressive eyes, aided by an ensemble of musicians. The traditional attire of ..Read More ›

Karalsman

Chavittu Natakam originated in the coastal belt of western Kerala during the 16th and 17th century, together with the advent of the Christian Missionaries. Closely connected to Koothu and Koodiyattam of Kerala, the dance form also bears striking resemblance to ..Read More ›

Love Prufrock

T.S Eliot’s 'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock' examines the disillusionment of a man with the times he is living in. Derived from this literary masterpiece, the performance uses the interplay of the human body to understand the poem’s ..Read More ›

Akshayambara

The play explores the representation of the feminine within the male-dominated practice of Yakshagana. What happens when a woman enters the professional space of a form performed by men for the last 800 years? Drawing from research and personal experience, ..Read More ›

Bali

An excerpt from the Indian epic Ramayana, Adishakti’s Bali is a retelling of the various events that led to the battle between Bali, the ruler of Kishkindha and Ram, the King of Ayodhya and eventually, the death of Bali. Here, ..Read More ›

Karnatic Kattaikuttu

This is probably the first time that Karnatic music and Kattaikkuttu will meet on equal terms to explore what they share, where they differ, and how they "speak" with each other. The coming together of two artistic minds - a ..Read More ›

‘Tanashah’, a solo by Navtej Johar, explores extremes. Based on the jail diaries of the revolutionary Bhagat Singh, particularly his essay ‘Why I am an Atheist’, it examines the resolve of a young man to walk to the gallows with ..Read More ›