Kutiyattam Festival at Irinjalakkuda, Thrissur

The 30th annual Kutiyattam festival organised by Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakkuda (Thrissur Dt, Kerala) will be conducted from 01 to 12 January 2017 at Madhavanatyabhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda. The detailed schedule of the festival is given below:


Date: 01 - 12 January 2017
Time: 06.00 pm ; Venue : Madhavanatyabhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur Dt, Kerala

01 Jan, 05.30 pm:
Inaugural session, memorial speech
Followed by,
Kutiyattam Performance
Story- Parasuramavijayam
Actors (character) : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar (Parasuraman), Sooraj Nambiar (Sreeraman), Ammannur Madhav Chakyar (Lakshmanan)

02 Jan
10.00 am: Talk on Abhinavabharathi, Santa Rasa by Dr.K.M.Sangamewaran
06.00 pm : Kutiyattam Performance
Story – Parnasalankam
Actors (character): Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar (Lakshmanan), Aparna Nangiar (Lalita).

03 Jan: Nangiarkoothu 
Story– Ambadigamanam 
Presented by: Gayathri Unnikrishnan

04 Jan: Nangiarkoothu 
Story – Poothanamoksham 
Presented by Archana Nandakumar

05 Jan: Nangiarkoothu 
Story – Sakatasuratrinavarthavadham 
Presented by: Kapila Venu

06 Jan: Nangiarkoothu 
Story – Balaleela 
Presented by: Saritha Krishnakumar

07 Jan: Kutiyattam 
Story – Kalyanasaugandhikam
Actors (character): Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar (Kalyanakan), Saritha Krishnakumar (Gunamanjari), 


08 Jan
08.00 am: Purappadu of Mattavilasam
Presented by : Sivaprasad Madhavamathrgramam (Sutradharan)
10.00 am: Talk on Abhinavabharathy, Poorvarangam by Dr.V.R.Muraleedharan
06.30 pm: Kutiyattam
Story - Subhadradhananjayam 2nd Act
Actors (character): Sooraj Nambiar (Balabhadrar), Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar (Vasubhadran)

09 Jan:
Nirvahanam of Mattavilasam
Presented by : Sooraj Nambiar (Sutradharan)

10 Jan:
Nirvahanam of Mattavilasam
Presented by: Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar (Sutradharan)

11 Jan:
Mattavilasam Kapali Purappad
Presented by : Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar (Kapali)

12 Jan: Kutiyattam 
Story – Hanumaddootankam
Actors (character): Sooraj Nambiar (Hanuman), Kapila Venu (Sita), Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar (Ravanan)

Mizhavu (percussion): V.K.K.Hariharan  [Guest artist], Kalamandalam Rajeev, Kalamandalam A.N.Hariharan, Kalamandalam Narayanan Nambiar, Kalamandalam Ratheesh Bhas, Kalamandalam Ravikumar, Kalamandalam Vineesh, Kalamandalam Jayaraj, Kalamandalam Manikandhan, Kalamandalam Saji kumar, Nepathya Jinesh Chakyar, Nepathya Aswin, Krishnaprasad Madhavamathrgramam
Idakka (percussion) : Kalanilayam Unnikrihnan, Kalanilayam Kaladharan, Kalanilayam Rajan
Talam (Cymbals): Kapila Venu, Dr.Aparna Nangiar, Saritha Krishnakumar, Gayathri Unnikrishnan, Archana Nandakumar, Keerthi Sagar, Bhageerathi Prasanth, Athira Hariharan, Bhadra.P.K.M
Chutti (Makeup) : Kalanilayam Haridas

Kutiyattam, also called Koodiyattam, is the Sanskrit theatre tradition of India, existing in Kerala. UNESCO has recognised it as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The supporting instruments are Mizhavu, Edakka (both percussion instruments) and Kuzhithalam (tiny cymbals). Costuming and facial make up are very intricate and colourful.
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