Padatik, Kolkata (estd.1972) is one of the premier institutions in the field of the performing arts in India, especially in Theatre and Dance.
The group was founded by Shyamanand Jalan (clickable) – one of the foremost figures in the evolving Hindi theatre since the 1950’s. A recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academy (SNA) Award (1972), he was also later appointed Vice- Chairman of SNA (1999 – 2004).
Shyamanand Jalan’s productions over the last 39 years include Evam Indrajit, Sakharam Binder, Hazaar Chaurasi ki Maa, Shakuntala, Panchhi Aise Aate Hain, Uddhwasth Dharamshala, Janata ki Shatru, Biwiyon Ka Madarsa, Aadhe Adhurey, Kauwa Chala Hans ki Chaal, Raja Lear, Lehron ka Rajhans & Madhavi to name just a few.
Our productions, both in theatre and dance have toured extensively all over the globe. Padatik had also organized the ‘International Seminar on Indian Dance Traditions and Modern Theatre’ in collaboration with International Theatre Institute (UNESCO) in 1983, and the ‘International Festival and Seminar on Theatre, Dance and Martial Arts’ in 1987.