Kala Academy

Kala Academy Goa is the premiere center of various forms of art located in Panaji. Ever since its inception, it has been bedrock of numerous activities and programmes organised across various disciplines of the arts. We are delighted to be showcasing a variety of theatre and musical events in the beautiful environs of the Kala Academy at SAF 2017.

Events at Kala Academy

An evening of contemporary - classical music with original songs by the band Shadow and Light, in collaboration with three gifted musicians, conceived and directed by Ranjit Barot.

Special Project Get ready to have your funny bones tickled! Comedy Wagon presents some of the finest stand up comic talent in the country at SAF 2017 for an evening that is guaranteed to be a laugh riot. This event ..Read More ›

In this short three-day workshop, guided by two experienced practitioners, participants will work in small groups to consider how a performance might be conceived in response to a specific site in or around the environs of the festival. Given the ..Read More ›

About the Elephant

About the elephant is an exploration of our place and purpose within civilization The work draws upon our awareness and control of the information fed to us by higher powers. It is a physical expression inspired by recent and historical ..Read More ›

Bandish 20-20000Hz

“Originally created for Aadyam – An Aditya Birla Group Initiative” Bandish is the story of two performers, one a nautanki singer, the other a baithak singer. Both performers relive their past days of glory and adventure with witty anecdotes of ..Read More ›


Noted playwright and director Abhishek Majumdar's latest production is the intellectual powerhouse, Muktidham. Tracing back to a period where Hindus were a minority in the country, the fictionalised piece based on historical evidence is set against the backdrop of a ..Read More ›

Maya Bazaar

Combining craft, music, magic, puppetry and extraordinary make-up and costumes, Surabhi Theatre plays represent a unique facet of India’s theatrical traditions. “Maya Bazaar” (Market of Illusions) is regarded as the master piece of Sri Venkateswara Natyamandali (Surabhi Theatre). This production narrates ..Read More ›


A comic, tongue-in-cheek retelling of the story of Shikhandi from the Mahabharata, directed by Faezeh Jalali, mixes the traditional with the contemporary, questioning maleness, femaleness and everything in between. Shikhandi is perhaps one of the earliest trans-characters from Indian mythology. ..Read More ›


An extension of last year’s project, Sandhi will include renowned musicians accompanied by four dancers. From each of these creative collaborations between a classical dancer and a classical vocalist emerge new productions with a selected text. Antar-Prekshana  A collaboration of ..Read More ›