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.
Swiss Indologist Alice Boner’s enthusiasm for Kathakali triggered the Kerala art-form’s popularity across the West since the 1930s. She remains largely forgotten amid the 90th anniversary celebrations of Kalamandalam, the dance-theatre’s premier institution.
Astad Deboohad no bounds when it came to experimental choreography.
Kalamandalam Sugandhi is a popular Mohiniyattam Guru, a famed disciple of masters and a scholar par excellence.
Valiya Kunjunni Raja played a pivotal role in building the foundation of Kerala Kalamandalam.
The vintage Malayalam movie song, penned by Vayalar and tuned by G Devarajan, gets colourful Kathakali version by Kalamandalam Ganesan.
Kerala institution handheld its protege Neelakantan Nambissan to Kathakali stage
Mohiniyattam dancer RLV Ramakrishnan cites casteism and gender bias in classical arts, triggering a controversy in Kerala