Vikram Iyengar is a dancer, choreographer, theatre director, performing arts researcher and writer, arts manager and curator based in Calcutta, India. He is co-founder of the kathak-based performance company, Ranan and initiator of The Pickle Factory – a proposed venue for dance and movement practice and discourse.
Vikram’s range of work in India and abroad spans productions and workshops with dancers and actors, performance collaborations, research and curation projects for several arts bodies, and various organisational roles. The diversity of his performance work is linked by his fundamental and continuing engagement with the principles of the kathak form and the kathak-informed body.
An ARThink South Asia Arts Management Fellow (2013-2014), he was Global Fellow of the International Society for the Performing Arts (2017). He is one of four Asia Pacific participants in the first international cohort of the Arts Leaders programme run by the Australia Council for the Arts (2017-18). In 2015, Vikram was awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar from the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Government of India for his work in contemporary dance.
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