Gurusmarana - Kutiyattam Festival at Irinjalakkuda, Thrissur

Gurusmarana 2017, the Kutiyattam festival dedicated to Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar organised by Ammannur Chachu chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam, Irinjalakkuda (Thrissur,Kerala) will be conducted from 28 June to 10 July 2017 at Madhava Natya Bhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda. This year, the 9th Kutiyattam festival 'Aharyolsavam' is celebrated as the conclusion of the year-long programmes conducted by Ammannur Gurukulam as part of the Birth Centenary of Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, the maestro of Kutiyattam. The 13-day festival gives importance to Ahayram, costuming and stage decorations in Kutiyattam and introduce different characters from the ancient texts of Kutiyattam dramas.  The Kutiyattam festival will be inaugurated by Padmashri P K Narayanan Nambiar, Kutiyattam Scholar and Mizhavu expert, on 28 June 2017.



The program schedule:


Date: 28 June - 10 July 2017
venue: Madhava Natya Bhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur Dt., Kerala (India)

28 June (Wednesday) :
05.00 pm - Inaugural Session
Followed by Kutiyattam
Story : Kalyanasougandhikam
Actor (character): Sooraj Nambiar (Bheeman)

29 June (Thursday):
06.30 pm - Kutiyattam
Story 1: Agnipraveshankam
Actor (character): Sooraj Nambiar  (Naradan)
Story 2: Scenes of Mareechan Purappadu from Mayaseethankam
Actor (character) - Margi Raman Chakyar(Mareechan)

30 June (Friday):
06.30 pm - Kutiyattam \
Story: Balivadham
Actors (character): Kalamandalam Sangeeth Chakyar (Sugrivan), Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar (Bali), Keerthi Sagar (Tara)

01 July (Saturday) :
10.00 am - Seminar on 'Kutiyattathile VarnaVesha Vaividhyangal'
05.00 pm -  Commemorative session- speech by eminent scholars and performers.
Followed by Kutiyattam Performance
Story / Scenes:  Oorubhangam
Actor (character): Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar (Balaraman)
Direction:  G. Venu

02 July (Sunday) :
10.00 am -  Seminar 'Kutiyattathile Sthree Kathapathrangalude Valarchayum Swathanthrarangavediyum'- participated by eminent scholars and performers from the field.
06.30 pm -Kutiyattam
Story 1: Jambavan Purappad from Agnipraveshankam
Actor (Characters): Sooraj Nambiar (Jambavan)
Story 2: Thorana Yudham Moonnan Divasam
Actors (character): Kalamandalam Krishnakumar (Ravanan), Kalamandalam Kanakakumar (Hanuman), Ganesh Krishna (Vibhishanan)



03 July (Monday) :
06.30 pm - Kutiyattam
Story: Jatayuvadham
Actots (character): Sooraj Nambiar (Ravanan), Ganesh Krishna (Soothan), Gayathri Unnikrishnan (Sita),  Painkulam Narayana Chakyar (Jadayu)
Mizhavu - Kalamandalam V.K.K.Hariharan

04 July (Tuesday) :
06.30 pm - Kutiyattam
Story 1: Hanumaddhoothankam
Actors (character) - Ganesh Krishna (Kakubhan), Sivaprasad (Bilamukhan)
Story 2: Subhadradhananjayam Randam Divasam
Actors (character): Kalamandalam Jishnu Prathap (Arjunan), Archana Nandakumar (Subhadra), Kalamandalam Sangeeth Chakyar (Vidushakan)

05 July (Wednesday) :
06.30 pm - Kutiyattam
Story: Samudratharanankam
Actors (character) - Sooraj Nambiar (Srirama), Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar (Varunan), Nepathya Yadu Krishna (Neelan), Nepathya Rahul Chakyar (Sukan), Nepathya Vishnu Prasad (Saranan)

06 July (Thursday):
06.30 pm - Kutiyattam - Agnipraveshankam (story)
Actors (character)- Nepathya Rahul Chakyar (Sriraman), Margi Madhu Chakyar (Ascharya Lakshmanan)

07 July (Friday):
06.30 pm -  Kutiyattam
Story: 4th and 6th acts of Sakunthalam
Actors (character): Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar (Kanwan), Kapila Venu (Sakunthala), Aparna Nangiar (Priyamvada), Saritha Krishnakumar (Anasooya), Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar (Mukkuvan), Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar (Syalan), Kalamandalam A.N. Hariharan, Kalanilayam Haridas (Shipaayimar)
Direction: G. Venu

08 July (Saturday):
06.30 pm - Kutiyattam
Story/scenes: Mayasirassu
Actors (charatcer): Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar (Ravanan), Dr. Aparna Nangiar (Seetha), Sooraj Nambiar (Samarabheeru)
Direction: Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

09 July (Sunday):
10.00 am - 'Madhavayanam' - Speech/paper presentation by eminent scholars and performers on "the Kutiyattam & life of Ammannur Madhava Chakyar'.
06.30 pm - Kutiyattam
Story:  Valiya Udyana Pravesham from Asokavanikankam
Actors (character): Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar (Ravanan)
Mizhavu; Kalamandalam Unnikrishnan Nambiar

10 July (Monday):
06.30 pm -
Story: Soorpanakhankam (Including Ninam)
Actors (character): Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar (Sreeraman), Saritha Krishnakumar  (Seetha), Usha Nangiar (Lalitha), Sooraj Nambiar (Lakshmanan) and  Margi Sajeev Narayana Chakyar (Soorpanakha).


Supporting artists:
Mizhavu: Kalamandalam Rajeev, Kalamandalam A.N. Hariharan, K.P. Narayanan Nambiar, Kalamandalam Dhanarajan, Kalamandalam Ratheesh Bhas, Kalamandalam RaviKumar, Kalamandalam Jayaraj, Kalamandalam vineesh, Kalamandalam Vineeth, Kalamandalm Sajith Vijayan, Kalamandalam Manikandan, Kalamandalam Saji, Nepathya Jinesh, Kalamandalam Vijay, Kalamandalam Rahul, Krishnaparasad
Edakka: Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan, P. Nandakumar, Kalanilayam Rajan
Thalam: Kapila Venu, Aparna Nangiar, Saritha Krishnakumar, Gayathri Unnikrishnan, Archana Nandakumar, Keerthi Sagar, Bhagirathi Prasanth, Athira Hariharan, Bhadra P.K.M.
Chamayam (make up): Kalanilayam Sankaranarayanan, Kalanilayam Haridas, Kalamandalam Ravikumar
Aniyara (stage support): Anilkumar
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