Thrissur Kathakali Club Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Mar 01, 2015 | Vol 7- Issue 2
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Thrissur Kathakai Club, one of the oldest Kathakali Clubs in Kerala, is celebrating its golden jubilee this year. Since the last 50 yrs, the club has been conducting monthly Kathakali performances as well as some other art performances.

Thrissur Kathakai Club, one of the oldest Kathakali Clubs in Kerala, is celebrating its golden jubilee this year.  The Kathakali clubs are the association of Kathakali fans, who jointly organise Kathakali shows regularly to promote and popularise Kathakali, the classical dance drama of Kerala. Since the last 50 yrs, the club has been conducting monthly Kathakali performances as well as some other art performances. It has completed 633 days of performances including the 9-day golden jubilee festival.

The Golden Jubilee celebration was conducted at the Agrasaala of Parammekkavu temple, Thrissur from 23rd to 31st January 2015. The event was made splendid by the presence and participation of eminent artists.  Apart from Purusharthakoothu and musical concerts, 15 Kathakali stories were during the 9 day festival. About 120 artists participated in the celebration. Seminars, discussions, familiarizations on Kathakali were also conducted as part of the celebrations.

At present the club has over 300 members and the management committee members of the club are Dr K Balakrishnan (President), N P Unnithan (Vice President), R Narayanan (Joint Secretary) and PKN Menon (Treasurer). The sudden demise of P K P Nedungadi, who was the secretary of the club, immediately after the completion of the festival, was a great loss to the art lovers and artists.

Every year a bestowment titled 'Suvarnnamudra', is presented by the club to honour veteran Katakali artists. In 2014 it was given to Kalamandalam Balasubrahmanian, the versatile actor and the former principal of Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University and in 2013 it was given to Guru Chemencheri Kunjiraman Nair.

( To Contact Thrissur Kathakali Club,

Call : Dr. K Balakrishnan, President, Mob: +91- 9446228626, Or 

R Narayanan, Joint Secretary- Ph(Res): +91-487-2552737)

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