Panel: Theater in Conservation

Scheduled for 20th September 2022 (Tuesday) from 11.00 am IST to 12.00 pm IST

Panelists

1. Vikram Sridhar

Vikram Sridhar is a Performance Storyteller & Theatre Practitioner combining his various interests and work over 20+ years in theatre, conservation and social work. His stories, performance and workshops for children , adults and families are rooted in heritage, ecology and folklore deeply inspired from various communities of the soil . Based in Chennai and Bangalore , he has travelled the country extensively with his Desi way of Storytelling.

2. Abhisheka Krishnagopal

Abhisheka Krishnagopal is an artist, ecologist and nature educator currently associated with the Education and Public Engagement programme of Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF). Abhisheka uses her experience in wildlife rehabilitation and field research and the medium of art to communicate ecology in an effort to bridge the gap between the public and the scientific community.

3. Sriharsha G. N

Sriharsha is a Bangalore based theatre actor/director from the past 15-16 years. Software Engineer by profession, he has worked in several theatre productions in Kannada, English and Hindi languages. He is part of the theatre collective, Still Space Theatre. Still Space Theatre is an artist-centric ensemble engaged in pushing the boundaries of performances and creative process with focus on performance practices, research and community involvement.

Moderator: Sangeeta Isvaran

Sangeeta, founder of the Wind Dancers Trust, is a dancer-performer who developed the Katradi method, working in marginalized, underprivileged communities using the arts in education, empowerment and conflict resolution across 30 countries. For her scholarship in the arts, she has been honored with the highest national award for young dancers – the Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar. She is a Fellow of the International Institute of Conciliation, USA, and a Honorary Associate of the Nature Conservation Foundation, India. Speaking 8 international languages, she has taught in over 20 universities and international organizations.