Kathakali School Offers Free Classes

Jul 01, 2015 | Vol. 7, Issue 4
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The Kathakali School at Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur district was  established with an aim to popularize and  promote classical art forms of Kerala. They now offer free training classes in Kathakali, the Classical dance-drama of Kerala.

The Kathakali School at Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur district was  established with an aim to popularize and  promote classical art forms of Kerala. They now offer free training classes in Kathakali, the Classical dance-drama of Kerala.

This school of Kathakali was registered as a society in 2008 and now provides free training   in various disciplines of  Kathakali , like Vesham (Acting) , Vadyam (Performing with percussion instruments – Chenda , Madhlam, etc.), Paattu (Singing),  Chutty (Make up) and Aniyara (Stage support). This initiative is funded by The Ministry of Culture, Govt of India.

The faculty of Masters and trainers include Kalamandalam Udaya Kumar, Kalamandalam Sivadas, Kalamandalam Narayanankutty, Kalamandalam Rajan, Kalamandalam Aravind (Vesham), Kalamandalam Viswas, Kalamandalam Sreenath (Songs), Kalamandalam Nandakumar, Kalamandalam Sreehari (Chenda), Kalamandalam Prasanth (Madhalam), Kalamandalam Murali (Chutty) and Muhammed Shaji (Aniyara).

This Kathakali School Society is the result of unified efforts by a group of enthusiastic artists under the guidance of Kalamandalam Gopalakrishnan, a renowned Kathakali artist and the Director of Kathakali School. His skill as an organizer has made him very popular even at cultural events hosted around the world.

The classes are usually held on Saturdays, Sundays and other school holidays so that the conventional education of the students are not disturbed. The school also has a team who do stage performances and they have performed Kathakali in many a stage in India and abroad.

For Info: Kathakali School
Centre For Performing Arts & Culture
Cheruthuruthi, Thrissur Dt, Kerala.
Ph: 04884-261360, m-9447061360
www.kathakalischool.com, kathakalischool@yahoo.co.in

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