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ANKANAM THEATRE GROUP

Regd. Date:    20-03-1991 vide Regd. No :    283/91

Chief Functionary : K C Manavendranath

Located in City : Thrissur of Kerala State, India.
Address NGO Address : Ankanam Theatre Group, Kaliyam Veedu, (P.O) Kuranhiyur, (via) Chavakkad, Thrissur District, Kerala. 680 506. India

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Phone Phone : 0487-2508620
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Email Email : ankanamtheatergroup@yahoo.com
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NGO Activities : Ankanam Theatre Group is located in Kerala’s cultural heartland in a village, Kuranhiyur, about 5 Kms from the temple town of Guruvayur in Thrissur District, Kerala. It was formed by trained theatre workers in 1983 seeking to develop an effective nexus between traditional creativity and modern theatrical aspiration. “Ankanam” is committed to exploring new avenues in theatre idiom and language enhancing its vitality through performances, pedagogy, community outreach and artistic collaboration in areas of cultural preservation and theatre education for arts creativity. Since its inception in 1983, we are proud to say that we have received 2 Young Theatre Workers’ Scholarships, 7 Junior Fellowships and a Senior Fellowship from the Department of Culture, Govt. of India. It has also received a Senior Fellowship from the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, Government of India. Ankanam Theatre Group’s director Shri K. C. Manavendranath had received an individual grant from the Ford Foundation in 1984 to do fundamental research in theatre pedagogy and practice on traditional norms and innovatory forms in performing arts. Ankanam Theatre Group had been receiving a Ford Foundation Grant for its Actor Training Laboratory Scheme to do fundamental research in theatre from 1992 to 1999. The group is a recipient of a Salary /Repertory Grant from the Dept, of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India from April 1999 onwards to sustain its activities. It has also received Production Grants from the Dept, of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India during this period. From the laboratory to the living theatre, from process to performance, it envisages to create a network of performance /production spaces throughout Kerala and India in the forthcoming years. The group is also engaged in conducting Art in Education Programmes for children, through research and practice. Ankanam Theatre Group is an institution with an evolving programme of action involving theatre pedagogy and practice, performance studies, art in education, community outreach programmes and cultural preservation of traditional performing arts for the growth, interaction and sustenance of an Active Living Theatre in India. The members of Ankanam Theatre Group have performed plays all over India and have conducted workshops in major cities and villages in India; and in cities in China, England, Europe and the United States of America.
NGO ID : 7222241224
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