Kattaikkuttu is a very complex, physical and expressive form of rural theatre practiced in the State of Tamil Nadu in South India.
The organisation Kattaikkuttu Sangam was founded 1990 as a non-profit association of professional theatre performers. Their goal is to strengthen the artistic scope and the validation of Kattaikkuttu. With integration of liberal education and performing arts, they promote Kattaikkuttu as rural contemporary theatre form. The aim of the association is to ensure sustainable careers for its professional performers and to build a new generation of young, talented players. A specific mission is also to establish young women in rural theatres as performers and foster the acceptance of mixed ensembles within rural and urban audiences.
Kattaikkuttu Sangam is currently implementing their new business model to build up a pure theatre corpus with focus on young talents. Dalyan supports the organisation over a two-year period during their transition time.www.kattaikkuttu.org