Began in 2008, the International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK) is one of the major theatre festivals of India. ITFoK is organized by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi; the nodal body for promotion of theatre, music and allied performing arts of Kerala. Akademi is an autonomous institution under the Department of Culture, Govt. of Kerala. Conceived during the chairmanship of Late Bharath Murali, as an annual theatre festival for independent, experimental and contemporary theatre groups from across the world, ITFoK has been elevated to a major cultural event of international appeal and repute. Today it ranks among the most important Indian theatre festivals. Spanning eight days ITFoK takes place at the premises of the Akademi, at Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala. Precise and well calibrated curatorial exercise behind every edition has given a definite character to ITFoK. Open-air performances and shows of Keralas own traditional theatre well connected with local contemporary practices is the highlight of the event.
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The ITFoK not only focus on showcasing contemporary theatre, but provides a platform for other folk and traditional theatre forms of Kerala and other parts of the country, for the advantage of the visiting groups from abroad in particular. The groups/artists are put into active and creative interactions each other ..
Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi
Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi founded on 26 April 1958, under the Department of Culture, nourishes and encourages various forms of dance, music, theatre and folk arts of Kerala. Apart from this basic aim, the Akademi undertakes the documentation and preservation of art forms that are rare ..