Dinesh Yadav

Dinesh Yadav

Associate Professor

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Ph.D. Theatre Arts - Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India.
PGDA - StageManagement and Technical Theatre - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, London,UK
MFA - Theatre Arts (Direction & Design) - National School of Drama, New Delhi, India
M.Sc. - Chemistry - Agra College, Agra, India.

Dinesh Yadav (Ph. D.) is an interdisciplinary researcher, pedagogue, and performance artist. He directs for theatre and design for performances, theatre, installation, events, museums, and media. His research inhabits at the crossroads of arts, technology, humanities, and information. His theatre and design practices enquire into the politics of performance. His works are shown in theatres, galleries, and public spaces in festivals, exhibitions, and events around the globe.  

Dinesh has directed twenty productions and designed over fifty shows across the genre in performance, theatre and media. He has exhibited in the World Stage Design 2013 (Cardiff UK), Prague Quadrennial (Czech Republic) in 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019 respectively. He was the curator for Section of Countries and Regions for the Indian section in Prague Quadrennial 2015 and 2019 and the 21st Century Innovative Costume 2019. He was the Technical Director for Can & Abel Theatres and technically directed their shows in twenty-four countries for ten years.    

Dr. Yadav has presented his research papers at conferences of IFTR, ACS Crossroads, IACLALS, ISTR, and Lux Helsinki. He is the current chair of the Lighting Design Sub- Commission of OISTAT and Chair of ASPIRE - KCACTF Region 3 and Workshop Lead for KCACTF Festival Region III. He is the founder member of the Swayambhu Foundation (I). He is the Executive Producer of foundations’ theatre festival Mélange and Artistic Director for its repertory company.  
Chair, ASPIRE - KCACTF Region 3 
Coordinator, Design Storm - ACKCTF Region 3
Chair, Lighting Design Sub-Commission of OISTAT
Member, United State Institute Theatre Technology
Member, Association of Cultural Studies (ACS)
Member, International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR)
Member, Expert Committee on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of India
Curator, Indian Section of Countries and Regions for Prague Quadrennial
Curator, Indian Section of Innovative Costumes of 21stCentury

Touring Theatrical Productions: AnEssential International Guide (under publication).

Beating the Retreat at Wagah Border: A Site-specificPerformance of Confrontation. Presented in the International Conference of IFTR, Sao Paulo(Brazil). 10 – 14 July 2017.

‘Staging’ Tradition in New Delhi: Packaging of IndigenousPerformances in Urban Settings. Presented in the International Conference of Cultural Studies, Crossroads 2016, Sydney (Australia). 14 – 17 December 2016.

Performance asTransformation of Everyday Urban Space: Reading a Delhi Ram Leela. Presented in the International Conference of IFTR, Stockholm (Sweden). 13 – 17 June 2016.

Revisiting the Landscape and Mindscape of “Honey Hunters of Blue Mountain”. Presented in the National Conference on Ecocinema. BITS Pilani (K K Birla Goa Campus), 9 – 10 October 2015.

Fortsas Space, Form, Event, and Action in Site-specific Performance Making. The Theatre Architecture Working Group - International Conference of IFTR on Theatre and Democracy, organized by Theatre Department of S N School of Hyderabad University, Hyderabad from 6– 10 July 2015.

Abandoned People: Abandoned Places. (1947 Indian Partition Stories inSite-specific performances). IACLALS Annual Conference, 2015 on SPACE, PLACE, TRAVEL, DISPLACEMENT, EXILE. 12-14 February 2015 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,BITS Pilani (Goa Campus)

Practice as Research in Performing Arts: Pedagogies and Resistances. National Seminar on 'Emerging Trends and New Perspectives in the Teaching & Learning practice in Performing and Visual Arts' 29-30 January 2014 SOPVA IGNOU, NewDelhi.

Technology in/and Site-Specific Performances for Sustainability in Theatre. X Annual International Conference of Indian Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) 7-10 January 2014, Department of Media and Cultural Studies Central University of Rajasthan.

Capturing Devotionality for Theatre Festivity. IX International Conference of Indian Society of Theatre Research, 2-4 March 2013, Budge Budge Institute of Technology Kolkata.

Comparative Study of the Pedagogy of National School of Drama and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. VIII International Conference of Indian Society of Theatre Research, FLAMPuna, Feb 2012.

Bansal, G. and Yadav, D. (2021) (Lack of) Awareness, (Loss of) Control and (Low) Efforts: How Social Media Habits are Formed and Bully Around. Accepted in 16th Annual Midwest Association for Information System Conference (MWAIS )2021. 

Bansal, G. and Yadav, D. (2021) Developing Multidimensional Scale for measuring Social Media Habit: A Nomological Examination in the Context of Cyberbullying. Initial submission to 27th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). 

Classes Taught
  • Lighting Design
  • Advance Lighting Design
  • CAAD for Theatre
  • Sound Design