MANJARI KAUL works as a performer, director and Theatre facilitator. She is the Founder member of Improper Fractions, a Delhi based Theatre collective and part of Aagaaz's Facilitator's Collective. She works extensively with children, creating work for and with young people in the Theatre.
Over the years AAGAAZ has built a pool of reflective facilitators who have come from diverse practices (our collective, at the moment includes theatre practitioners, subject teachers, a filmmaker, musicians, actors, and students). They all share a love and desire to work with children, adolescents, and young people through arts based methodologies. They also share a desire to deepen their practices. Members of the collective regularly attend Drama Jams, Aagaaz’s performances, hold thematic workshops and mentor the repertory members in their own facilitation journeys.
AINESH MADAN is a dance artist currently based in Bangalore, India. Ainesh attended Bard College (USA) on a full-tuition scholarship, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Economics. He is a co-founder of the 206 Dance Collective. Ainesh premiered his first evening-length solo, Phantasies, as part of the University Settlement Guest Artist Series programme in New York City, for which he received the Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. He was one of the 2021 residents for Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan’s bangaloREsidency-Expanded at Weltkunstzimmer in Düsseldorf.
PURAN BHAAT Ji is a renowned puppeteer who has not only been carrying forward his traditional puppetry of Rajasthan but also innovating across mediums to explore contemporary puppetry.
POORNIMA SARDANA is founder of Museums of Hope, co-founder Museums Mazzedaar Collective and facilitating his exploration of puppetry in digital medium to bring out Rajasthani folk tales or poetry for children.
We are a collective of students from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. We came to work together on our academic film projects in our first year. Soon after, our collaboration extended to our projects beyond academic work. While AVANTI and ADHEEP are Direction and Screenplay Writing students, GOKUL specializes in Editing. Together, we have experience in writing, camera work, editing, and animation. We seek different kinds of stories and narratives and love to bring them to life through various forms and media. We look forward to creating such stories for young audiences.