Kutiyattam Workshop on Pacha Vesham-s

Jul 01, 2015 | Vol. 7, Issue 4
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'Shyamam',the national workshop based on Navarasa-s and Natyasastra to Kutiyattam acting techniques, organised by Madhava Mathrugramam at Thrissur in May had focussed on the nuances of Navarasa-s through Pacha vesham.

'Shyamam', the national workshop based on Navarasa-s and Natyasastra to Kutiyattam acting techniques, organised by Madhava Mathrugramam at Thrissur in May had focussed on the nuances of Navarasa-s through Pacha vesham.

The five day long workshop had lecture – demonstrations, talks, discussions and performances by the eminent scholars and performers in Kutiyattam like Dr. C.M. Neelakandan, Painkulam Narayana Chakyar, Margi Sathi, G. Venu, Dr. C.K.Jayanthi, Margi Sajeev Narayana Chakyar, Margi Madhu and Dr. Indu G, Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar, Kalamandlam Sangeeth Chakyar and Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar. The performances arranged during the workshop had focussed on all the nine rasa-s, with appropriate portions selected from different Kutiyattam-s.

The workshop had participants from four States, including Rajasthan, Kolkatta, Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad) and New Delhi. Among them, Priyadarshini Ghosh described the breathing in Kutiyattam as the Yoga in Art.

Talks and discussions on Mizhavu, the percussion in Kutiyattam; Vadya and Kathakali by Dr. A.N.Krishnan, presentation on Mudiyettu by the master performer of the art form Varanattu Narayana Kurup drew attention to the various aspects of performance.

At the valedictory function, the book, 'Ammannur Kalariyude Pazhakkavum Valarchayum,' (The Heritage and Growth of Ammannur Kalari), written by Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar was released. The workshop, in general, focused on generating and sharing discussions on aspects of practical knowledge that can be invaluable for the practitioners.

See Detailed report by Renu Ramanath 

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