International Theatre Festival of Kerala

Curatorial Note - ITFOK 2014

Transition has always been momentous in the evolution of human civilization. Overtime, the art world has undergone a series of transitions before reaching the juncture at which we are all right now. Change will push through even if we build an iron wall of conventional arguments backed up by history or tradition to oppose its wave. Contemporary modern theatre in many parts of the world is on a cross road of shift which has moved away from the notions of conventional drama and increasingly becoming more of a hybrid performance art form.

Indian theatre has been a little reluctant to accept this change partially because of its colonial hangover of traditional text centered proscenium based drama. As we are riding through the 21st century, it’s high time we moved from the baggage of old fashioned conventional theatre, and bring in theatre practice that is responsive to the contemporary socio-political scenario.


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 ...

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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 ..

Application form 2015

Applications invited for ITFoK 2015 last dates of submission is 30th September 2014

Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi ( KSNA ),
Dept of Culture, Govt of Kerala