Painkulam Rama Chakyar

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Margi Madhu: When the Kutiyattam department started in Kalamandalam in 1965, you are the first student who joined it from a community outside the Chakyars. Could you tell me about those initial days in Kalamandalam?   Sivan Namboodiri: I was not a good student in school. I had heard of Kalamandalam…
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  Sudha Gopalakrishnan: Thank you, Dr Virginie Johan for agreeing to come and talk for us, for Sahapedia. To introduce Virginie, she has been a very avid scholar and practitioner of Kutiyattam. She has been coming to India for the last 20 years and has engaged with all the practitioners here and…
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V. Kaladharan
  Of all the percussion instruments that form part of temple music traditions, and as an integral part of the performing arts traditions of Kerala, the mizhavu is impressive in many respects. It is the single major musical instrument for Kutiyattam, the sole extant form of ancient Sanskrit theatre…
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Sreedevi. D
Kutiyattam is the traditional representation of ancient Sanskrit dramas in the temples of Kerala. The module on this highly stylised art form contains articles by experts, interviews with artistes and scholars, quick facts, and photographs of the kuttampalams where the plays were performed.    
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