Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody’s Kathakali career earned new sheen when the maestro recently won the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi fellowship.
Author: Sreevalsan Thiyyadi
Kalamandalam Devaki made history six decades ago by becoming the first female professional Ottanthullal dancer.
The Bhadrakali cult nurtures Tholpavakkoothu in central Kerala shrines even as the night-time rustic art traces Tamil origins
Kathakali veterans Mathoor Govindankutty and Madavoor Vasudevan Nair represent an interesting era in the history of the dance drama
Senior and young exponents of Koodiyattam and Nangiarkoothu suggest virtual shows and online classes as means to retain the spirit of the two ancient theatres. Highlights from a recent panel discussion.
A look at the Carnatic vocalist-composer Tanjavur Sankara Iyer artistry, linking the start of the music career to Harikatha exponent C Saraswathi Bai.
Terracotta sculptures have been of increasing interest to musician-dancer-lyricist Sadanam K Harikumar.
Khayal musician Malini Rajurkar’s mastery over taans lends her tappa a special flavour.
Vocalist Sarathi Chatterjee (1964-2020) was destined to synthesise two major schools of Hindustani classical. Indian music lost those rare notes abruptly.
Kalamandalam Satheesan is busy in the greenrooms of two leading classical performing arts of Kerala.