Master Dope Series

Workshop on ‘Kalaripayattu For Actors’ with Sumesh PB

An overview of the workshop

The 2- day workshop is designed to help aspiring as well as working actors to develop physical and mental alertness, strength, stamina and flexibility using simple but powerful techniques based on Kalaripayattu, the ancient martial art from Kerala.

Workshop Director - Sumesh PB

Sumesh is a theatre artist and martial art trainer from Kerala settled in Delhi. He worked at National School of Drama’s Theatre In Educatio co. as a theatre artist and TIE trainer during the period 2006-2012. Trained in Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial art form of Kerala, under Suvrathan Gurukkal, Veda Academy, Chilambam, martial art form of Tamil Nadu under the guidance of Raja Ravi Varma and Karate-Do under the guidance of Manoj Sensei, Bodhidharma Martial Art Academy. He has been conducting martial art classes for about 10 years in Delhi both for children, adults and professional dancers namely Drishtikon Dance Foundation, Anveshana Dance Theatre, Ilhaam Collective, Gati Dance Forum and many more. He has developed his own teaching methodology for giving kalaripayattu training for the professional dancers suiting to their needs. He has also given guidance in choreographing a dance performance of Anveshana Dance theatre in one of their performance in 2015 at Sri Ram Centre. He is a visiting faculty at National School of Drama giving Kalaripayattu training to the students. Showcased Kalaripayattu performance in Bharat Parv at India Gate, Keralotsavam at Kerala House, Step By Step School, Kerala Educational Society, R.K. Puram and recently in the Theatre Olympics, National School of Drama, and at the Spanish Embassy. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D in thetare specializing in the area of acting training through martial art techniques from the Department of Drama, Pondicherry University.


Actor Factor Studio- 416/2, 3rd Floor, Ghitorni Market,(Lane opposite Metro-Pillar no. 127) MG Road, New Delhi - 110030 (Closest Metro Station: Ghitorni)


Date and Time: 10th (Sat) & 11th (Sun) March 2018; 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm (on both days)


Fee: Rs 2000 per head. Participation FREE for Actor Factor members.

For further details, call - 9871777587

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