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Satyabrata Rout of Hyderabad University receives prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy award





Satyabrata Rout, a professor from the Department of Theatre Arts, S N School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been awarded “Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar” for the year 2016.

According to a release issued here on Monday, Rout has developed “a unique method of teaching and practicing direction and design, which has been achieved through a long and continuous work experience with eminent theatre practitioners and scholars”.

He was one of the pioneers of ‘visual theatre’ in India, and has ‘Scenography: An Indian Perspective’. He has directed a number of plays, participated in national and international theatre festivals and conducted numerous theatre workshops across the globe.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar (Akademi Award) is an award given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama. It is the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists.

About Satyabrata Rout: 
Dr. Satyabrata Rout is a noted theatre director and scenographer. He has developed a unique method of teaching and practicing direction and design, which has been achieved through a long and continuous work experiences with eminent theatre practitioners and scholars, such as: Peter Brook, John Martin, Fritz Bennewitz, Frank Hoffmann, Juan Monsalve, Beatriz Camargo, Barry John, B.V Karanth, HabibTanvir, K.N Panicker, RatanThiyam, BansiKaul, M.K Raina, Dr. AnuradhaKapur, Pr. D.R Ankur, Prof. Raj Bisharia, Prof. Mohan Maharishi, Dr. Mohan Aghashe, Ms. Shiela Bhatia, etc.

Dr. Rout is one of the pioneers of ‘Visual Theatre’ in India, and has authored ‘Scenography: An Indian Perspective’. He has directed number of plays, participated in national and international theatre festivals and conducted numerous theatre workshops across the globe.

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His production; Matte Ekalavya (Ekalavya once again) conferred him with the prestigious META (Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award) award in 2013 in the area of Play direction. His recent play ‘Tumhara Vincent’ (Yours Vincent) bagged the best manuscript award by Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi in 2015.

He has travelled extensively in Europe, America and Asian countries on teaching and training assignments, including East-15 Acting School, England and International Bio-drama School, Colombia.

Presently he teaches design and direction at Department of Theatre Arts, University of Hyderabad.





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