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2017

Abhishek Thapar

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Abhishek Thapar is a theatre maker, performer, puppeteer and teacher from India. He holds a post-graduate degree in Creating Theatre and Performance from the London International School of Performing Arts (UK).

Thapar has worked extensively as a performer and creator in Asia and Europe with various companies i.e. The Primetime Theatre Co. (Mumbai), IAPAR (Pune), Flame School of Performing Arts (Pune), Hrishikesh Centre of Contemporary Dance (Pune), Mirror-Mirror Theatre Co. (London), Terra Nova Productions (Belfast), Flinntheater (Berlin).

In 2013, he founded the theatre company Three Ring Circus, where as an artistic director, he has developed two projects: The E-Story and #kthanksbye. Simultaneously, he has been performing in productions The Balancing Act by IAPAR and Krishna’s Elite by Flinntheater. Both productions have toured at theatre festivals and venues in India, Sri Lanka and Germany.

Thapar is one of the core-founding members of International Association for Performing Arts and Research (IAPAR) and International Theatre Institute (ITI, India Centre) based in Pune. Pedagogically, he creates theatre programs for colleges and universities across India i.e. Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts (SSLA), Foundation for Liberal Arts and Management Education (FLAME), Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM, Bangalore).




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