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IIM Bangalore to Host Workshop on Creative Sustainability

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IIM Bangalore will host 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, proposes to bring together film directors, leading performing artistes, actors and others.

IIM Bangalore to Host Workshop

What the workshop offers?

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 discuss

  • the idea of creative sustainability as artistes see it
  • perspectives of directors and artistes on sustainability in performing arts and cinema (both minimalist and non-minimalist)
  • the role of minimalism in realizing the goal of creative sustainability
  • if a synthesis of both strands promises a more decisive move towards creative sustainability
  • how innovative creative organizations can strive to make a transformative difference
  • if technology promotes creativity and creative sustainability
  • if creation is a matter of expression or that of essence
  • how creative organizations can survive and contribute to the sustainability agenda.


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
  • Award-winning film maker and screenwriter Vipin Vijay
  • Prof. A. Damodaran will moderate the panel

Agenda of the workshop

The day's highlights include a documentary, 'Door to Adoor', by Girish Kasaravalli
heatre 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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