Association of Performers
The Kattaikkuttu Sangam is a grassroots association of professional Kattaikkuttu performers based at the Kuttu Kalai Kudam—the rural Centre for Performing Arts in the village of Punjarasantankal, in North Tamil Nadu, India.
The Sangam -
The Sangam's activities comprise -
The Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam, a residential theatre school for rural children and young people where they receive formal education and professional training in the Kattaikkuttu theatre tradition.
Two professional Theatre Groups, which are a training-ground for the students of the Gurukulam, and the School's Junior Company catering to the performance needs of our youngest students.
The Kuttu Kalai Kudam or Centre for Performing Arts, which houses the Sangam's office, the Gurukulam and the Kattaikkuttu Companies.
The Kattaikkuttu Sangam proper governed by an Executive Board consisting of professional Kattaikkuttu performers, who are elected from among the association's members. The Sangam has been registered as a society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975, in 1990 and this registration provides the legal framework for all activities of the organization.
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