Birds of a Feather

Tansy Troy

Tansy Troy sings for the love of sharing stories with children all over the world through melody, rhythm, mask and movement. She scripted and composed the songs for The Adventures of Tara, in which she performs as a vocalist. Prior to the Tara adventure, Tansy wrote for and performed with young people throughout the UK, France, Japan and India in schools, children's centres, theatres and some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world including The Royal Albert Hall, The Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Centre, London. She currently works as Leader of Learning for Drama at King's College India (Rohtak) and in the holidays, reaches out to the children of remote Himalayan communities with storytelling playshops through young people's journal The Apple Press, which she edits and curates. @the_adventures_of_tara @the.applepress

Pranshu Chatur Lal

Pranshu Chatur Lal, popularly known as the ‘Prince of Tabla’, is a born prodigy recognized not only for his virtuosity but also for his ability to bridge and blend classical, folk and popular traditions. He is fast-growing into one of the finest tabla players in India and has developed an innovative style with which regales audiences of all ages.

Gillo Repertory Theatre

Gillo Repertory Theatre works in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), creating performing arts experiences that engage children and young adults with theatre in particular and the arts in general. It was started in 2009 with a wish to create contextual content especially for children in India. Their work, that includes content development, performance and training, creates opportunities for children to develop deep and life-long connections with the arts. They focus on showcasing original Indian content, developing value for the performing arts, creating age-specific performances, training performers and making theatre more accessible to children. Gillo is a member of ASSITEJ India (the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People).

Monica Santos

Monica Santos is a Spanish professional clown who has been working in India since 2017. She is the founder and artistic director of Big Smiles NGO, (Health care clowns in India) that works towards providing emotional support through laughter in places where there is physical or psychological pain (hospitals , orphanages , homes for the elderly , centers for special kids , homes for women). This foundation has reached more than 44,000 people since 2017. Monica has trained with international clown masters such as Phillipe Gaullier , Carlo Colomba Goni , Marzelo Katz , Jango Edwards and Eric de Bont. She has also created and performed street shows for the city hall of Barcelona. Since 2018 , she has also been performing at theatres , literature and storyteller festivals all over India (Bangalore, Kolkata , Ahmedabad, Kerala , Indore, Delhi and Bombay ) and private schools , etc . She also gives motivational talks , and talks about the benefits of laughter in painful situations at schools , colleges and even platforms such as Tedx Unplugged India .