The vigour and energy of the Payyanur Charadukuthi Kolkali, in full force @Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Payyanur Kolkali (literally, stick dance of Payyanur) is a folk art form that is believed to have existed for more than a millennium. Charadukuthikali is a type of Kolkali popular at Payyanur and nearby areas. This art form originated from Kalaripayattu, the martial art form of Kerala.The dancers will have the ‘kolâ’ or the stick […]

The Epic Love Story – ‘Cilappatikaram’ Through Classical Dance Opera

Photography by Jerin Mathew The Epic Tale of an Anklet – Cilappatikaram was staged at Chowdiah Hall on October 7th 2016 with the artists Divya Ravi as Kannaki, Mithun Shyam as Kovilan and Prateeksha Kashi as Madhavi. This epic love story is the most talked about story over the ages. It also brings into light […]

The Epitome of Kerala’s Traditional and Cultural Art: Kathakali (Glimpses of Karna Parva)

Photography by Jerin Mathew Kathakali is one of the most popular art form of Kerala. It comes under the genre of art – ‘story play’ where the performance are performed by male artists primarily, but now females are also part of it. The artists wear colorful make-up, masks and elaborate costumes. Costumes are of several […]