Chimmanakali a traditional folk art at ITFoK 2017

Chimmanakali, traditional folk art _ ITFoK 2017
Chimmanakali, traditional folk art
The traditional folk art  Chimmanakali will be performed in International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK) 2017 held at Thrissur (Kerala) from 20-28 Feb 2017.  The festival organised by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi will have contemporary and traditional theatre performances by national and international artists. Chimmanakali is held on 25th Feb 2017, 10.00 pm at Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi campus, Chembukavu, Thrissur.

Traditional Folk Art - Chimmanakali

Chimmanakali is an art form of Pulaya community of North Kerala (India). Chimmanam should mean humor or chat. Chimmanakali is associated with Garbhabali known as Kannal Kalampattu. The song sung for this play is known as chothiyum pidiym pattu. Very often speeches braced with humor are held. The incidents are dramatized and presented. Chimmanakali essentially is a satirical form of art performed to point out evils of society.


Shri K Kumaran of Matool-Kannur (Maritheyyam Chimmanakali), an awardee of the Kerala Folklore Akademi.

Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi 

Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi founded on 26 April 1958, under the Department of Culture, nourishes and encourages various forms of dance, music, theatre and folk arts of Kerala. Apart from this basic aim, the Akademi undertakes the documentation and preservation of art forms that are rare, historically important and under the threat of extinction. (
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