Kutiyattam festival at Irinjalakkuda

Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam at Irinjalakkuda, Thrissur Dt. conducting Kutiyattam festival ‘Gurusmarana 2015’ dedicated to Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar from 01 – 10 July 2015 at Madhava Natya Bhoomi of Ammannur Gurukulam. The 10 - day program featuring the character ‘Ravana’ from Kutiyattam stories is titled as ‘Ravanotsavam’. The event will be inaugurated by Dr.K.G.Paulose, former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, on 01 Jul 2015 at 05.30 pm.

The schedule :

01 – 10 Jul 2015 , 05.30 pm ; Venue: Madhava Natya Bhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur Dt., Kerala (India).Talks and performances focused on the character ‘Ravana’ is held each day.


01 Jul: Inaugural session and talks commemorating Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar.
Talk: 1. ‘Institutionalisation of  Kutiyattam  -a rethinking’  by  Shri. Painkulam Narayana Chakyar
 2. ‘Anti-heroes of Itihasas in Kutiyattam’ by Dr.K.G.Paulose
Followed by,
Kutiyattam Performance; Story / Scenes: Purappadu of Asokavanikankam ; Artist(Character) :  Sooraj Nambiar (Ravanan).

02 Jul
: Talk: Ravanan - Actor’s possibilities by Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar.
Kutiyattam Performance- Story : Thoranayuddham 1st day; Artists (Character):  Kalamandalam Rama Chakyar (Ravanan) ,  Kalamandalam Jishnupratap (Sankukarnan).

03 Jul: Talk:  Ravanan in asokavanikankam by G.Venu
 Koodiyattam Performance – Story/Scenes: Cheriya Udyanapravesam (Asokavanikankam); Artists(Charcter):  Kalamandalam Sangeeth Chakyar (Ravanan).

04 Jul: Talk: Body – Theory and Practice by Usha Nangiar.
Koodiyattam Performance – Story / Scenes : Himakaram (Asokavanikankam); Artists (Character): Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar (Ravanan) , Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar (Chitrayodhi).

05 Jul : Talk: Actor’s theatre by Dr. M V Narayanan.
 Koodiyattam Performance – Story/Scenes: Hanumaddootankam; Artists(Charcter):  Margi Madhu Chakyar (Ravanan) , Saritha Krishnakumar (Sita)


06 Jul
: Talk: Ravanan in Pratima Natakam by Dr C K Jayanthi.
 Koodiyattam Performance – Story/Scenes: Ravanankam ; Artists(Charcter):  Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar (Bhikshu), Keerthi Sagar (Sita), Sooraj Nambiar (Ravanan).


07 Jul
: Talk: Kathivesham in kathakali and Kutiyattam by Dr. E N Narayanan.
 Koodiyattam Performance – Story/Scenes: Thoranayuddham 3rd Day; Artists(Charcter): Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar (Ravanan).

08 Jul
: Talk: Beauty and versatility in Rasabhinaya  of Ravanan in Kutiyattam by Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar. Koodiyattam Performance – Story/Scenes: Mayasirass; Artists (Charcter): Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar (Ravanan)

09 Jul: Talk: Aharya of kathivesham by Kapila.
 Koodiyattam Performance – Story/Scenes:  Mayasitankam (Panadroopam); Artists (Charcter):  Margi Sajeev Narayana Chakyar (Ravanan).

10 Jul: Talk: Transformation of body on stage by Dr G Dileepan.
 Koodiyattam Performance – Story/Scenes: Jatayuvadham; Artists (Charcter): Kalamandalam Krishnakumar (Ravanan), Gayathri Unnikrishnan (Sita), Kalamandalam Ramith (Sutan), Kalamandalam Jishnupratap (Jatayu).

Mizhavu (Percussion) :  Kalamandalam Rajeev, Kalamandalam Narayanan Nambiar, Kalamandalam Hariharan, Kalamandalam Ratheesh Bhas, Kalamandalam Ravikumar, Kalamandalam Sajith Vijayan , Kalamandalam Manikandhan, Nepathya Jinesh, Kalamandalam Sivaprasad, Nepathya Aswin,  Kalamandalam V.K.K.Hariharan, Kalamandalam Dhanarajan, Kalamandalam Jayaraj, Kalamandalam Vineeth Namboothiri, Kalamandalam Vineesh, Kalamandalam Sajikumar.
Idakka(Percussion) : Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan, P.Nandakumar, Kalanilayam Kaladharan, Kalanilayam Rajan.  Talam (Cymbals) : Kapila, Aparana Nangiar, Saritha Krishnakumar, Kalamandalam Sangeetha,  Gayathri Unnikrishnan, Keerti Sagar,  Archana Nandakuamar.
Make-up: Kalanilayam Sankaranarayanan, KalanilayamHaridas,  Kalamandalam Ravikumar, Kalanilayam Prasanth
Greenroom Assistant : Anilkumar

Kutiyattam, the Sanskrit theatre is recognized by UNESCO as "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity". Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam, centre for Kutiyattam, started  functioning in October 1982  headed by Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, the maestro in Kutiyattam. The institution which serves as a centre for training and performance recently inaugurated an art Gallery & Research Centre.

For more information,
Contact : Secretary, Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam Chachu Chakyar Road, Irinjalakuda,
Thrissur , Kerala

Mobile : 09947857551, 09947550136, 9847309166
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1 comment:

  1. Happy to hear. The event will have the opportunity to see soon.

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