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Kalamandalam Gopi: Ethereal Beauty of Pacha Vesham

Kalamandalam Gopi: Ethereal Beauty of Pacha Vesham

At 84, Kalamandalam Gopi maintains the same lightness and buoyancy in his movements as in his thirties. The grand old guru’s contribution to the art form is unparalleled. Kalamandalam Gopi turns 84 on May 23. But for the pandemic, one could imagine the zeal with which his aficionados across the country would have organised celebrations,...

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Kalamandalam Satheesan: Make-up Hand for Koodiyattam & Kathakali

Kalamandalam Satheesan: Make-up Hand for Koodiyattam & Kathakali

Leading a rare dual career in two classical performing arts of Kerala, Kalamandalam Satheesan is busy in the greenrooms of Kathakali and Koodiyattam Kalamandalam Satheesan cherishes the memory of working on the face of Koodiyattam icon Mani Madhava Chakyar during a trip upcountry four decades ago. The stylized make-up was of Ravana in the ancient...

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Navarasa Sadhana workshop

Navarasa Sadhana workshop

Koodiyattam maestro Venu G will lead an interactive teaching session on eye exercises and the nuances of the nine stylized facial emotions codified in the ancient acting treatise Natya Shastra. To be held in the first half of the months of November and December 2020, the workshop is being dedicated to 20th-century Kathakali great Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair.