30th Kutiyattam Mahotsavam, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda – January 2017

29 12 2016

Venue : Madhavanatyabhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda


Programme

01.01.2017 
6 PM Inaugural  function 

Kutiyattam Parasuramavijayam 

Parasuraman : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar        

Shreeraman : Sooraj Nambiar 

Lakshmanan : Ammannur Madhav Chakyar 

02.01.2017 

10 AM talk on Abhinavabharathi, Santa Rasa by Dr.K.M.Sangamewaran 

6 PM Kutiyattam – Parnasalankam 

Lakshmanan : Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar 

Lalita : Aparna Nangiar 

03.01.2017 

6 PM Nangiarkoothu – Ambadigamanam by Gayathri Unnikrishnan 

04.01.2017 

6 PM Nangiarkoothu –Poothanamoksham by Archana Nandakumar

05.01.2017

6 PM Nangiarkoothu -Sakatasuratrinavarthavadham by Kapila Venu 

06.01.2017 

6 PM Nangiarkoothu – Balaleela by Saritha Krishnakumar 

07.01.2017 

6PM Kutiyattam – Kalyanasaugandhikam 

Kalyanakan : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar 

Gunamanjari : Saritha Krishnakumar 

08.01.2017 

8AM Purappadu of Mattavilasam 

Sutradharan : Sivaprasad Madhavamathrgramam 

10 AM Talk on Abhinavabharathy, Poorvarangam by Dr.V.R.Muraleedharan 

6.30.PM Kutiyattam- Subhadradhananjayam 2nd Act 

Balabhadrar : Sooraj Nambiar 

Vasubhadran : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar 

09.01.2017 

6 PM Nirvahanam of Mattavilasam Sutradharan : Sooraj Nambiar 

10.01.2017 

6 PM Nirvahanam of Mattavilasam Sutradharan : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

11.01.2017 

6 PM Mattavilasam Kapali Purappad Kapali : Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar 

12.01.2017 

6 PM Kutiyattam – Hanumaddootankam Hanuman : Sooraj Nambiar 

Sita : Kapila Venu 

Ravanan : Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar 

Guest artiste on Mizhavu : V.K.K.Hariharan 

Mizhavu: 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 : Kalanilayam Unnikrihnan, Kalanilayam Kaladharan, Kalanilayam Rajan

Talam : Kapila Venu, Dr.Aparna Nangiar, Saritha Krishnakumar, Gayathri Unnikrishnan, Archana Nandakumar, Keerthi Sagar, Bhageerathi Prasanth, Athira Hariharan,
Bhadra.P.K.M 

Chutti : Kalanilayam Haridas             





Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam Irinjalakuda, 29th Kutiyatta Mahotsavam

25 12 2015

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Venue: Madhava Natya Bhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda

Date: 1st to 12th January 2016

Time: 6 PM

01.01.2016

Welcome Address :Kalamandalam Narayanan Nambiar ( Secretary, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Chairperson: Smt. Nimya Shiju( Municipal Chairperson, Irinjalakuda)

Inauguration: Adv. Thomas Unniadan (Govt. Chief Whip)

Guru Ammannur Parameswara Chakyar Memorial Speech: Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

                                                                      (President, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Remembering  Guru Kidangur Rama Chakyar : G. Venu

                                                                    (Kulapthy, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Remembering  Margi Sati :Kalamandalam Rajeev

                                                             (Executive Member, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Felicitation :Santhosh Boban ( Municipal Councillor)  

Vote of Thanks :Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar (Joint Secretary, Ammannur Gurkulam)

Nangiarkoothu :Ambadigamanam

By Archana Nandakumar

02.01.2016

Nangiarkoothu :Madhuragamanam

By Kapila Venu

03.01.2016

Kutiyattam: Prathamadwitheeyankam

Prathaman :Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar

Dwitheeyan :Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

Thritheeyan :Sooraj Nambiar

04.01.2016

Nangiarkoothu :Poothanamoksham

By Gayathri Unnikrishnan

05.01.2016

Nangiarkoothu :Rasakreeda

By Dr.AparnaNangiar

06.01.2016

Nangiarkoothu :Subhadranuragam

By Saritha Krishnakumar

07.01.2016

Purappadu of SubhadraDhananjayam

Dhananjayan :Sooraj Nambiar

08.01.2016

Nirvahanam of Subhadra Dhananjayam

Dhananjayan :Sooraj Nambiar

09.01.2016

Kutiyattam :Subhadra Dhananjayam- SikhiniSalabham

Dhananjayan :Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar

10.01.2016

Kutiyattam :Subhadra Dhananjayam 1st Day

Dhananjayan :Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar

Vidooshakan :Sooraj Nambiar

Subhadra :Keerthi Sagar

11.01.2016

Kutiyattam :Subhadra Dhananjayam 2nd  Day

Dhananjayan :Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

Subhadra :Archana Nandakumar

Vidooshakan :Sooraj Nambiar

12.01.2016

Kutiyattam :Subhadra Dhananjayam 3rd  Days

Dhananjayan :Sooraj Nambiar

Vidooshakan :Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

 

Mizhavu: V.K.K.Hariharan, Kalamandalam Rajeev, Kalamandalam Hariharan,

Kalamandalam Narayanan Nambiar, Kalamandalam Ravikumar,

Kalamndalam Vineesh, Kalamandalam Jayaraj, Kalamandalam Vineeth

Idakka:Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan, Kalanilayam Kaladharan

Talam :Kapila, Aparna Nangiar, Saritha Krishnakumar, Gayathri, Archana, Keerthi

Make up :Kalanilayam Haridas

Green Room Assistance :Anilkumar, K.R.Sankaran

 

Contact : Secretary, Ammannur Gurukulam, IRINJALAKUDA, Thrissur, Kerala-680121

# +91 9947 85 75 51, +91 9496 05 91 66, +91 9947 55 01 36

Email :ammannurgurukulam@gmail.com

Website : http://www.ammannurgurukulam.com

 





MUDRA – The language of dance and theatre in Kerala

17 10 2015

Mudra

Colloquium, Exhibition, Demonstrations, Film Screenings and Performances 

Celebrating 50 years of dance and theatre notation by G Venu

on 23,24,25 October 2015 at Natanakairali, Irinjalakuda

with assistance from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India

Programme

23rd Oct 

10 am – Opening session

Welcome address – Kapila Venu

Exhibition on Notation of Mudra-s by G Venu inaugurated by Renu Ramanath

Colloquium

‘My journey through Mudra and Notation’ –  presentation by G Venu – Today’s topic ‘The evolution of a system of Notation’

‘Hasthalakshanadeepika in Mohiniyattam’ – Lecture-Demonstration by Nirmala Paniker

‘Mudra- The language of Indian dance’ – Presentation by Sreelakshmy Govardhanan

‘Mudra – In the contexts of traditional and contemporary theatres’ – Presentation by Sankar Venkateswaran

4 pm – Film Screening

Screening of ‘KAPILA’ which won the National Award from the Govt. of India for best film on Culture, 2014 directed by Sanju Surendran. The film will be introduced by the director.

5.30 pm – Book release function

Welcome address – G Venu

Chairperson – Prof.George S Paul

Inauguration – Govt. of Kerala Chief VIP Adv.Thomas Unniadan MLA

Adv.Thomas Unniadan releases the book ‘Mudra- The language of dance and theatre in Kerala’ by handing a copy to Shri E K Keshavan (Secretary, Thapasya – Kalasahityavedi Irinjalakuda)

Felicitation – Shri Agnisharman

Vote of Thanks – Smt.Nirmala Paniker

7 pm Performance

Mohiniyattam Recital by Sandra Radhakrishnan and Parvathy Sreevallabhan (disciples of Guru Nirmala Paniker, Natanakaisiki)

24th Oct

10 am – Morning Session

Welcome address – Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar

Chairperson – Pothiyil Naranayana Chakyar, Palakkad

Inaugaration – Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

Felicitation – M K Devarajan

Colloquium

‘My journey through Mudra and Notation’ –  presentation by G Venu – Today’s topic ’Notating the hand gestures of Mohiniyattam’

‘Symbolism in dance notation’ – Talk by Surendran Chembukkad

Vote of thanks – Parvathy Sreevallabhan

4 pm – Film screening

  1. Selected portions of Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar’s abhinaya filmed in 1979 for a documentary that is yet to be released
  2. Documentary on Mani Madhava Chakyar made by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi

7 pm – Performance

Shankaracharya’s Saudaryalahari in Nangiar Koothu

Performed by Kapila Venu

Choregraphed by G Venu

25th Oct

10 am – Morning Session

Welcome address – Kalamandalam Rajeev

Chairperson – Remesan Nambisan

Inaugaration – Guru Padmabhooshan Madavoor Vasudevan Nair

Colloquium

‘Mudrabhinaya in the tradition of Guru Chengannoor Raman Pillai’ Talk by Guru Padmabhooshan Madavoor Vasudevan Nair

‘My journey through Mudra and Notation’ –  presentation by G Venu – Today’s topic ’Memorable experiences while notating Ramayana Samkshepam’

“Hastabhinaya in Natyashastra’ – Talk by C P Unnikrishnan

‘The evolution of the purity of technique in Kathakali’ – Talk by Sreechitran M J

Vote of thanks – Kalamandalam K P Narayanan Nambiar

4 pm Film Screening

  1. ‘Dancing with the Gurus’ – a film on Ammannur Madhava Chakyar by Aruna Harprasad
  2. Selected scenes from Kutiyattam performances filmed in 1973 by Prajna Thakur

7 pm – Performance

Kathakali – Banayudham by Guru Madavoor Vasudevan Nair and group





Gurusmarana 2013 – Purusharthkoothu Mahotsavam, Tapati-Samvaranam Kutiyattam

23 06 2013

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1st to 10th July 2013

Venue – Madhavanatyabhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda

01.07.2013

Commemoration meeting

Inaugration : Adv.Thomas Unniadan (MLA, Irinjalakuda)

Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Memorial Speech : Prof.G.Dilipan (Director, Natyasastra, ,

Kadambazhipuram)

Chakyarkoothu : Pothiyil Narayana Chakyar, Kadambazhipuram

02.07.2013

Vidushakan Purappadu : Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

03.07.2013

Vivadam : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

04.07.2013

Vinodam : Painkulam Narayana Chakyar

05.07.2013

Asanam 1st part : Margi Madhu

06.07.2013

Asanam 2nd part : Margi Madhu

07.07.2013

Rajaseva : Kalamandalam Rama Chakyar

08.07.2013

Kutiyattam Tapati-Samvaranam 1st day

Vidushakan : Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

Samvaranan : Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar

09.07.2013

Kutiyattam Tapati-Samvaranam 2nd day

Samvaranan : Sooraj Nambiar

Vidushakan : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

10.07.2013

Kutiyattam Tapati-Samvaranam 3rd day

Samvaranan : Sooraj Nambiar

Vidushakan : Margi Sajeev Narayana Chakyar

Mizhavu : Kalamandalam Rajeev, Kalamandalam Hariharan, Kalamandalam Narayanan Nambiar, Kalamandalam Ravikumar   

Idakka : Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan

Talam : Aparna Nangiar, Kapila Venu, Saritha Krishnakumar, Keerthi Sagar, Gayathri Unnikrishnan, Archana Nandakumar

Make-up : Kalanilayam Haridas

Green Room Assistance : Anilkumar, K.R.Sankaran





Rangaparichaya Festival of Mohiniyattam

3 05 2013
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Mohiniyattam, one of the most beautiful classical dance forms of India  originated in 
Kerala. The graceful swinging and swaying pure dance patterns and the elaborate and intricate facial expressions are  unique features of this art form.  Natanakaisiki Mohiniyatta Gurukulam cordially invites you to the annual Rangaparichaya Festival of Mohiniyattam featuring the young and budding talents that are being trained here under the tutelage of renowned Mohiniyattam Guru Smt. Nirmala Paniker..
You are invited 
Executive Council 
Natanakairali 
 
NATANAKAISIKI 
(Mohiniyattam Gurukulam of Natanakairali) 
Presents 
Ranga Parichaya Festival of MOHINIYATTAM – 
Date: 4th and 5th May, 2013 
Time : 5 PM
Venue : Madhav Natyabhumi (Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam) 
Irinjalakuda 
 
PROGRAMME ( 5pm onwards) 
4th May, 2013 
Talk- By G.Venu 
Mohiniyattam – 
1. Ganapathy sthuti 2.Devi sthuti 3.Cholkkettu 4.Jathiswaram 5.Varnam 
6.Padam7.Thillana 8.Kurathi 
 
 

PROGRAMME (5 PM onwards) 

5th May, 2013
Talk- by Smt.Nirmala Paniker 
Mohiniyattam – Ganapathysthuti 1.Cholkkettu 2.Jathiswaram 3. Varnam 4. Padam (Keerthanam) 
5.Thillana 6.Slokam 7.Saptham
 
Performing Artistes- 
Umadevi A.N, SandraPisharody, Sudharma Periyath, Parvathy Sree Vallabhan, Greeshma Suresh , 
Keiko Okano, Chaithanya Nandan , Parvathy.V. R, Hridya Haridas, Sruthy Krishnakumar, 
Sreelakshmi. T, Anupama Shaji, Rudrapriya, Unnimaya. S, Gayathri. T.Menon, Nandana and Saranya 
 
Guru : Smt.Nirmala Paniker 
Vocal : Shri .Neelamperoor Suresh kumar and Sanathana Shenoy 
Maddalam : Shri. Kalanilayam Prakasan 
Flute : Shri..Irinjalakuda Vishakhan 
Edakka : Shri. Kalanilayam Ramakrishnan, Kalanilayam Kaladharan 
Nattuvangam : Smt.Meenakshi Menon 
 
For more Details. 
Smt.Nirmala Paniker 
Director, Natanakaisiki 
Mohiniyattam Gurukulam, Natanakairali, Irinjalakuda, Ph: 0480 2825559, Mob: 9946643958

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Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam presents 26th Kutiyatta Mahotsavam

17 12 2012

 

1st to 12th January 2013

At Madhava Natya Bhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda

6 PM Onwards

1st January

6pm – Inaugaration of the 26th annual festival and commemoration of Guru Ammannur Parameswara Chakyar

Welcome address – Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar, President, Ammannur Gurukulam

Presided By : Shri.M.P.Jakson (former chairman of Irinjalakuda Municipality)

Inaugaration – Adv.Thomas Unniadan MLA

Felicitating Shri.Kalanilayam Parameswaran (recipient of Kalamandalam Award) : Shri.G.Venu ( Kulapathi, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Ammannur Paramwsewara Chakyar memorial speech – Prof. George.S.Paul

Felicitations:   Raji Suresh (Councillor, Irinjalakuda Municipality), A.T.Narayanan Namboothiri

Vote of Thanks:  Kalamandalam Rajeev, Secretary, Ammannur Gurukulam

Nangiarkoothu : Kamsajananam by Keerthi Sagar

2nd January

Nangiarkoothu : Ugrasenabandhanam by Gayathri.P

3rd January

Nangiarkoothu : Kamsante Nayattu by Archana Nandakumar

4th January

Nangiarkoothu : Kamsavadham by Saritha Krishnakumar

 

5th January

Nangiarkoothu :   by Kapila Venu

6th January

Kutiyattam : Surpanakhankam

Sree Raman : Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar

Sita : Keerthi Sagar

Lalita : Kapila Venu

Surpanakha : G.Venu

Lakshmanan : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

7th January

Cheriya Udyanapravesam (Asokavanikankam)

Ravanan : Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

8th January

Purappadu of Samudratharanankam

Sree Raman : Ganesh Krishna

 

9th January

Nirvahanam of Samudratharanankam

Sree Raman : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

10th January

Samudratharanankam Kutiyattam 1st day

Sree Raman : Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar

Lakshmanan : Ganesh Krishna

Sugreevan : Sooraj Nambiar

Hanuman : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

11th January

Kutiyattam Samudratharanankam

Sree Raman : Sooraj Nambiar

Lakshmanan :

Sugreevan :

Vibhishanan : Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar

Hanuman : Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

Varunan : Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

Neelan :

Sukan :

Saranan :

Vanaranmar :

12th January

Chalakuvalayam ( Subhadra dhananjayam kutiyattam 2nd Day)

Arjunan : Pothiyil Ranjith Chakyar

Subhadra : Gayathri.P

Vidushakan : Sooraj Nambiar

Accompanying Artistes – Mizhavu: Kalamandalam Rajeev; Kalamandalam Hariharan; Kalamandalam Narayanan Nambiar;

Edakka: Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan; P Nandakumar; Kalanilayam Kaladharan

Thalam: Smt.Nirmala Paniker Kapila Venu;  Saritha Krishnakumar;  Keerthi Sagar;  Gayathri P; Archana Nandakumar

Chutti: Kalanilayam Parameswaran; Kalanilayam Hridas

Backstage assistance – Anilkumar

Office in charge – K R Sankaran

 





GURUSMARANA 2012

15 06 2012

KUTIYATTA MIZHAVU MAHOTSAVAM

(with financial support from Sangeet Natak Akademi Kutiyattam Kendra)

mizhavu

From 1st to 10th July

At Madhavanatyabhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda

01.07.2012 Sunday

10 am  Laying of foundation stone  by Adv.Thomas Unniyadan MLA

Sutradharan Purappadu by Ammannur Madhav

10.30. am  Meeting

Welcome –  Shri.Kalamandalam Narayanan Nambiar (Treasurer, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Chairperson –  Shri.  Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar (President, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Inauguration –  Adv. Thomas Unniadan MLA

Gurusmarana – Shri. Venu.G (Kulapati, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Presence –  Shri. K.V.Ramanathan

Shri. A. Agnisarman (President, Dr.K.N.Pisharody Smaraka Kathakali Club)

Smt.Raji Suresh ( Councilor Irinjalakuda Municipality)

Shri. E.Balagangadharan.

Vote of Thanks – Smt.Aparna Nangiar

5 pm Mizhavil Keli :   Shri. Kalamandalam Rajeev and Shri. Kalanilayam Prakasan

5.30 pm Commemorative Meeting of Gurusmarana

Guruvandhanam – Shri.Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar (President, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Welcome – Shri. Kalamandalam Rajeev (Secretary, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Inaugration – Adv.Thomas Unniadan MLA

Chairperson – Shri.K.K.Gopalakrishnan (Director, Kutiyattam Kendra, Thiruvananthapuram)

Inauguration of Kutiyatta Mizhavu Mahotsavam – Panivadathilakan Padmashree P.K.Narayanan Nambiar

Chief Guest – Shri.Trippekkulam Achutha Marar

Memorial Speeches – Smt.Raji Suresh ( Councilor Irinjalakuda Municipality)

Shri.Mani Neelakandha Chakyar

Shri.O.N.Gopinathan Nambiar

Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Memorial Speech – Ways of seeing and performance practices in Kutiyattam –  Dr.M.V.Narayan

Vote of Thanks: Shri. Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

Udyana Varnana  – Smt.Sarita Krishnakumar and Gayathri unnikrishnan

02.07.2012 – Monday

5.30 pm Talk – The diversions in the style of playing Mizhavu through the course of Time  – Shri.  Kalamandalam K.P.Narayanan Nambiar

Akkittas and rhythms – Smt.Aparna

7 pm Kailasoddharanam – Shri.  Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

03.07.2012 Tuesday

5.30 pm  Vilvattath Ravunni Nambiar memorial speech – Choreographed drumming and acting in Kutiyattam- Dr.E.N.Narayanan

6.30.pm Parvativiraham – Padmashree. Kalamandalam Sivan Namboothiri

(Mizhavu – Kalamandalam Achuthanandan)

7.30.pm Tayampaka in Mizhavu – Shri.V.K.K.Hariharan

04.07.2012 Wednesday

5.30 pm Chathakudam Krishnan Nambiar memorial speech – Oral tradition and rhythms of Kerala – Smt.Nirmala Panikker

6.30 pm Ajagarakabalitam –  Shri. Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar

7.30 pm Mizhavu Melam – Shri. Kalamandalam Unnikrishnan Nambiar, Shri. Kalamandalam Ramanunni, Shri. Kalamandalam Sajikumar

05.07.2012 Thursday

5.30 pm Talk –  Solo acting in Kutiyattam  – Shri. G.Venu

6.30. Mallanamasani ( Navarasabhinayam in Kamsavadham Nangiarkoothu) – Smt. Kapila Venu

7.30.pm Anguliyakankam Purappadu – Shri. Margi Sajeev Narayana Chakyar

06.07.2012 Friday

5.30 pm Talk –  System of Swaras and Talas in Kutiyattam – Shri.Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

6.30 pm Chalakuvalayam  – Shri. Sooraj Nambiar

7.30 pm Double Tayampaka in Mizhavu – Shri. Kalamandalam Rajeev, Shri. Kalamandalam Hariharan

07.07.2012 Saturday

5.30 pm Talk – Present time acting in Kutiyattam and drumming – Dr.Indu.G

6.30 pm SikhiniSalabham  – Shri. Margi Madhu

7.30 pm Mizhavu Maddala Tayampaka – Shri. Kalamandalam Eswaranunni, Shri. Kalamandalam Radhakrishnan

08.07.2012 Sunday

5.30 pm  Talk – Role of Mizhavu player as Suthradhara – Dr.C.K.Jayanthi

6.30 pm Sugrivante Prasnam Vekkal – Shri. Kalamandalam Rama Chakyar

Mizhavu- Shri.V.K.K.Hariharan)

7.30 pm Tayampaka in Mizhavu – Shri. P.K.Unnikrishnan Nambiar, Shri.  P.K.Harish Nambiar ( Mani Madhava Gurukulam, Lakkidi)

09.07.2012 Monday

5.30 pm  Talk – Independent presentations of Mizhavu – Shri.Painkulam Narayana Chakyar, Shri Kalamandalam Rajeev

7 pm Narasimhavataram and Palazhimathanam (Bali) – Shri.Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

10.07.2012 Tuesday

5.30 pm Talk – Sense of rhythm of Actor – Shri. Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar

6 pm Tapassattam (Nirvahanam of Mandodari in Asokavanikankam) – Smt. Usha Nangiar

7 pm Mizhavil Panchari Melam – Mizhavu artistes of Ammannur Gurukulam and Painkulam Kalapeetham

Direction – Kalamandalam Sivadas, Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan

Mizhavu – Kalamandalam Rajeev, Kalamandalam A.N.Hariharan, Kalamandalam K.P.Narayanan Nambiar,

Kalamandam Dhanarajan, Kalamandalam Ratheesh Bhas, Kalamandalam Ravikumar,

Kalamandalam Vineesh, Kalamandalam Jayaraj Kalamandalam Manikandhan

Idakka – Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan

Talam –  Aparna Nangiar, Kapila Venu, Saritha Krishnakumar, Keerthi Sagar, Gayathri.P, Archana Nandakumar

Make-up –  Kalanilayam Haridas

Green room assistants –  Sivadas Nambiar, K.R.Sankaran





Kaniyar Kali and Mudiyettu at Natanakairali

30 12 2011

Kaniyar Kali

Mudiyettu, Photo:Thulasi Kakkat

Natanakairali presents

Kanniyar Kali* by Shri. Dwaraka Krishnan and group on 2nd Jan 2012, 9 PM onwards at Natanakairali, Irinjalakuda

and

Mudiyettu* by Shri. Pazhur Manian Marar and group on 3rd January 2012, 9 PM onwards at Natanakairali, Irinjalakuda

Kanniyar Kali* is also known as Desathukali. It is a folk play that has both dance and theatre elements. Popular in the villages of Palaghat it used to be performed by the Nair community. However one of the main themes dealt with in the Kanniyar porattu is the criticism of the caste differences in society towards communities like Malayan, Kuravan etc who were one-time slaves and dependents of the feudal chieftains of the Malabar area in Kerala. The dance is fast moving and militant performed in the honour of the deity Bhagavathy.

* Mudiyettu is an ancient ritual theatre that depicts the mythological tale of a battle between the goddess Kali and the demons Darika and Danavendra. It is performed by marar and kurup communities in certain kavu-s of Kerala.  It is an example of the transition from ritual to theatre. It is the second among two of the artforms from Kerala to be declared by UNESCO as an Oral and Intangible Hertiage of Humanity.





Lecture Demonstration by Noh Theatre Master Shimizu Kanji

27 12 2011

Noh Master Shimizu Kanji

Natanakairali presents lecture demonstration by Noh Master Shimizu Kanji
Renowned Japanese Noh Theatre Master Shimizu Kanji will do a lecture Demonstration on the acting techniques of Noh theatre at Natanakairali’s Abhinayakkalari actors’ laboratory on 28th Dec 2011 at 6.30 PM. 

His talk will focus on the the stylistic and technical nuances of Noh acting with and without masks. He will also talk about the basic posture, use of voice and some selected portions from plays. Shimizu Kanji is a master teacher of Noh at Okinawa Prefectural University of the Arts (Okinawa kenritsu Geijutsu Daigaku, Okinawa, Japan). He is well trained in the traditional techjnique of Noh and at the same time has been involved in various experimental works as well.

In honour of the visiting guest artitses Natanakairali will host performances including ‘Parvativiraham Nangiar Koothu by Smt.Kapila Venu on 29th Dec at 6 pm, ‘Palatharamam naadangal – Mohiniyattam choreographed by Guru Nirmala Paniker based on Vylopilli’s poem by the same name on 30th Dec, Kaniyar Kali by Shri.Dwaraka Krishnan and group on 2nd Jan 2012at 9 pm, Mudiyettu by Shri.Manian Marar and group on 3rd Jan 2012 at 9 pm.

This interactive session will mark the beginning of a collaborative venture by Tokyo National University and Natanakairali aimed towards a deep research into the acting techniques of two great theatre traditions of the world, Kutiyattam and Noh theatre.





Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam celebrates 25th Kutiyattam Mahotsavam

20 12 2011
Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar

Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar, Photo: Manoj Parameswaran

Programme

Date: 1st to 12th January 2012

Venue: Madhava Natya Bhoomi, Ammannur Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda

1st January

5pm – Inaugaration of the 25th annual festival and commemoration of Guru Ammannur Parameswara Chakyar

Welcome address – Kalamandalam Rajeev, Secretary, Ammannur Gurukulam

Presided By : Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar, President, Ammannur Gurukulam

Inaugaration – Adv.Thomas Unniadan MLA

Chief Guest – Dr.Rajan Gurukkal

Lighting of the lamp – Smt. Sonia Giri(Chairperson, Irinjalakuda Municipality)

Talk about 25 years of Kutiyattam Mahotsavam by: G.Venu (Kulapathi, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Ammannur Paramwsewara Chakyar memorial speech – Painkulam Narayana Chakyar

Felicitations: Narayanan Embranthiri (Principal, Unnayi Warrier Smaraka Kalanilayam) , Raji Suresh (Councillor, Irinjalakuda Municipality)

Vote of Thanks: Kalamandalam Narayanan Nambiar (Treasurer, Ammannur Gurukulam)

Performance : Nangiar Koothu – ‘Chitrangada’ based on Tagore’s play Chitra – Kapila Venu

2nd January

11 am  – Kutiyattam workshop series for school children – Inaugarated by Smt.Nirmala Paniker(Director, Natanakaisiki Mohiniyatta Gurukulam)

5.30 pm – Talk by Kalanilayam Haridas – ‘Costume  in Kutiyattam’

6.30 pm – Nangiar Koothu – ‘Subhadraharanam’ – by Aparna Nangiar

3rd January

5.30 pm – Talk by Sooraj Nambiar – ‘Charibheda-s (choreographic patterns) in Kutiyattam’

6.30pm – Nangiar Koothu – ‘Govardhanodharanam” –  by Saritha Krishnakumar

4th january

5.30 pm – Talk by Aparna Nangiar – ‘Swara-s and their uses in Kutiyattam’

6.30 pm – Balivadham Day One – ‘Sriramante Purappadu’ by  Ganesh Krishna

5th January

5.30 pm – Talk by Kalamandalam Narayanan nambiar ‘History and ritualistic aspects of Mizhavu’

6.30 pm – Balivadham Day Two – Sriramante Nirvahanam by Vinod N Menon

6th January

5.30pm Talk by Kapila Venu – ‘Hastabhinaya in Kutiyattam’

6.30 pm – Balivadham Day Three ‘Sugreevante Purappadu’ by Ganesh Krishna

7th Januray

5.30 pm – Talk by Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar ‘The femininity of Surpanakha’

6.30 pm – Balivadham Day Four – Sugrivante Nirvahanam by Ammannur Madhav

8th january

5.30 pm – Talk by Kalamandalam Rajeev – ‘The role of drumming in the Abhinaya in Kutiyattam’

6.30 pm – Balivadham Day Five Kutiyattam – Cast: Sugreevan-Sooraj Nambiar; Sriraman- Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar; Lakshmanan- Ammannur Madhav; Hanuman-Ganesh Krishna; Bali-Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar; Thara-Keerthi Sagar; Angadan-Vinod N Menon

9th January

5.30 pm – Talk by Kalamandalam Hariharan ‘ Training in Mizhavu drumming’

6.30 pm – Kutiyattam ‘Kalyanasaugandhikam’ – Cast: Bhimasenan-Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar; Krodhavashan-Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar; Vidyadharan-Sooraj nambiar; Gunamanjari-Archana nandakumar; Hanuman-Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar

10th January

5.30 pm – Talk by Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan ‘Role of Edakka drumming in kutiyattam’

6.30 pm – ‘Thoranayudham’ Day One- Cast: Shankukarnan-Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar; Vijaya-Gayathri P; Ravanan-pothiyil Renjith Chakyar

11th January

5.30 pm – Talk by Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar – ‘The possibilities of Ilakiattam in Kutiyattam’

6.30 pm – Thoranayudham Day Two – Cast: Shankukarnan-Sooraj Nambiar; Ravanan-Vinod N Menon

12th January

5.30 pm – Open discussion’The future of Kutiyattam’ practitioners and spectators will participate

6.30 pm – Kutiyattam ‘Thoranayudham’ Day Three – Cast: Ravana-Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar; Vibhishana-Ammannur Madhav; Hanuman-Sooraj Nambiar

Accompanying Artistes – Mizhavu: Kalamandalam Rajeev; Kalamandalam Hariharan; Kalamandalam Narayanan Nambiar; Kalamandalam Ratheesh Bhas; Kalamandalam Ravikumar; Kalamandalam Vineesh; Kalamandalam Jayaraj; Kalamandalam Manikantan; Kalamandalam Shivadas Nambiar

Edakka: Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan; P Nandakumar; Kalanilayam Kaladharan

Thalam: Smt.Nirmala Paniker; Aparna Nangiar; Kapila Venu;  Saritha Krishnakumar;  Keerthi Sagar;  Gayathri P; Archana Nandakumar

Chutti: Kalanilayam Parameswaran; Kalanilayam Hridas

Backstage assistance – Kalamandalam Shivadas Nambiar

Co-ordination – K R Sankaran

for further details please contact:

Ammannur Gurukulam, Chachu Chakyar Road, Irinjalakuda- 680121\Ph: 0480- 2823140, 99475 50136, 9947857551

ammannurgurukulam@gmail.com