Master teacher Gopalan Venu on Kutiyattam training

Gopalan Venu

Kutiyattam master teacher Gopalan Venu was featured in The Hindu, speaking about Navarasa Sadhana, the Kutiyattam actor training system he first developed at ITI at the suggestion of ITI Director T. Sasitharan. 

"Venu had made the initial attempt to draft an actor training programme based on Indian acting traditions in 2005 following the suggestion of [Thirunalan Sasitharan], Director of TTRP (Theatre Training and Research Programme Institute) in Singapore, which later became the Intercultural Theatre Institute - ITI. From 2012, ‘Navarasa Sadhana’ has been incorporated into their training."

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