Welcome Kerala : Jan- Feb 2015

Jan - Feb, 2015
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Welcome Kerala - Vol. 7, Issue 1; Jan-Feb 2015

The Highlights:

100 Plus Art and Ritual Events |  The Last of Pallipana Performers | The Indo-Polish Art Project | Bhasa Theatre Festival | Metal Mirrors of Adakkaputhur (Surviving Traditions of River Nila-2) | Spectacular start for Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014 | New Accommodation- Stop Over @Muziris | Heritage Paintings on School Walls | Classified listing of Hotels, Home Stays, Resorts, Ayurveda Centres etc.

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ARTICLE - RITUAL ART
 Pic Kuttan Nair performing Thiri Uzhichil
Jan 01, 2015

Today the main performers who perform this ritual are Kuttan Nair, Raman Nair and Gangadharan Nair, all from Alamkode in Malappuram district(Kerala, India). The greatest worry for them are that no youngsters are coming to this field to uphold the tradition of Pallipana.

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ARTICLE - ART
Neelima Jaychandran, Magda Fabiańczyk, Joanna Rajkowska and Dinesh Shenoy
Jan 01, 2015

An exhibition and residency project named 'Critical Juncture', an artistic expression of Indian and Polish artists on the contemporary socio-political issues of the two countries is being organized as a collateral event of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Venue: Yousuf Building, Jew Town, Mattancherry, Kochi-682002, Kerala(India)  Date: 12 December 2014 to 20 February 2015, Entry: Free.

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ARTICLE - THEATRE
Padmasree P K Narayanan Nambiar in 'Manthrankam'
Jan 01, 2015

Natyasastra, Katampazhippuram (Kerala, India) celebrates the 100th year of the publication of Bhasa plays. Bhasa Natakolsavam, stretching from 2014 to 2015, plans to present as many performances from both the classical as well as the contemporary theatre of the Bhasa plays.

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ARTICLE - CRAFT
Krishnakumar with bronze mirror
Jan 01, 2015

Surviving Traditions of River Nila-2 : There are many folk communities, traditional artists and artisans who have been living on the shores of River Nila (Bharathapuzha) since centuries. As part of the series of articles, in this issue we are featuring a traditional bronze smith from Adakkaputhur, near Cherpulassery in Palakkad district (Kerala, India) who cast mirrors in bronze. Krishnakumar is the one who creates metal mirrors in bronze, a method invented by his father, late Balan Moosari, some 30 years before.

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NEWS - ART
Kochi Muziris Biennale 2015
Jan 01, 2015

The second edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) got off to a spectacular start from 12 December 2014. Inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Ommen Chandy, the 108 days long KMB '14 mirrors the latest trends in global art in a display of 100 works by 94 artists from 30 countries including India. The once-in-two years exhibition of cross-continental aesthetics encompasses sight, sound, smell and touch. KMB '14 also features cultural programmes besides cinema, seminars and lectures along with partner projects and collaterals.

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NEWS - UPDATE
 Stop Over @muziris-view from the river
Jan 01, 2015
NEWS - UPDATE
 Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School_Parayancherry
Jan 01, 2015