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

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