Artistes, actors and thought leaders converge at IIM Bangalore’s Creative Sustainability workshop on 22 January 2017

Bengaluru: Creative sustainability has many significance aspects in the business landscape and society as while. What do the artists, actors and thought leaders think about it? To provide new perspective on Creative sustainability, IIM Bangalore presents a round table on ‘Creative Sustainability: As Artistes See It’ on January 22 (Sunday) 2017, at the campus on Bannerghatta Road. The workshop, led by Prof. A. Damodaran, the IPR Chair at IIMB, will bring film directors, leading performing artistes, actors and other thought leaders under one roof.

The focus of the workshop is on how films and other visual arts, that include classical performing arts, can contribute to the idea of creative sustainability. The workshop will share the idea of creative sustainability as artistes see it, and perspectives of directors and artistes on sustainability in performing arts and cinema (both minimalist and non-minimalist).


A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss ‘Musings on Creative Approaches to Sustainability’. The speakers include Padma Shri awardee and acclaimed director, screenwriter, producer Adoor Gopalakrishnan, award-winning film director Girish Kasaravalli, Padma Bhushan awardee and Indian classical dancer and choreographer Alarmel Valli, actor and theatre personality Sanjna Kapoor, art historian and curator Zasha Colah, Founder and former Executive Director India Foundation for the Arts Anmol Vellani, Odissi danseuse Sharon Lowen, actor, director and screenwriter Pawan Kumar, and award-winning film maker and screenwriter Vipin Vijay. Prof. A. Damodaran will moderate the panel.

Another highlight of the day is a documentary, ‘Door to Adoor’, by Girish Kasaravalli. Theatre personality Sanjna Kapoor will speak on ‘Spinning Creative Ventures: The Junoon Saga’. There will be a kathakali performance by Margi, an organization dedicated to the revival of kathakali and kutiyattom, through the Gurukula system of training.

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