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Meenakshi Medhi – Sattriya Dance

The Sattriya dance is definitively traced back to the Neo-Vaishnava movement in Assam with Srimanta Sankardev(1449-1568), the saint and preacher, poet and play wright, philosopher and reformer, artist and composer as its fountain head. The music and dance, poetry and drama, sculpture and architecture,painting and even many traditional village craft together sea a new age of revival during this period of the ...

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Koodiyaattom

Koodiyattam , also transliterated as Kutiyattam, is a form of Sanskrit theatre traditionally performed in the state of Kerala, India. Performed in the Sanskrit language in Hindu temples, it is believed to be 2,000 years old. It is officially recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Origin Koodiyattam [kutiyattam], meaning "combined acting," signifies Sanskrit dr ...

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Nangiyaar Koothu

Nangiǎr Kūthu or Nangyar Koothu is an allied traditional art of Kutiyattam, an age-old Sanskrit drama tradition of India. It is performed traditionally by the women of the Ambalavasi Nambiar community of Kerala, known as Nangyaramma, but has transcended the caste barrier since the second half of the 20th century. Nangiarkoothu, an offshoot of Kutiyattam, is a solo performance with an antiquity of 1500 years ...

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Chakyar Koothu

Chakyar Koothu (pronounced [tʃaːkjaːr kuːt̪ːɨ̆]) is a performance art from Kerala, South India. It is primarily a type of highly refined monologue where the performer narrates episodes from Hindu epics (such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata) and stories from the Puranas. Sometimes, however, it is also a traditional equivalent of the modern stand-up comedy act, incorporating commentary on current socio-po ...

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Ottamthullal

Ottamthullal or Ottanthullal is a performance art from Kerala, India. This art was founded by kunjan nambiar one of the prachina kavithrayam in Malayalam. The art form was created during the 18th century by legendary Malayalam poet Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar. The story goes that Nambiar, who was playing the mizhavu for a Chakyar Koothu show, dozed off in the middle of the performance, thus inviting ridicu ...

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Theyyam

Theyyam (Theyyattam or Thira is a popular Hindu ritual form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala, India, predominant in the Kolathunadu area (consisting of present-day Kasargod, Kannur Districts, Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad and Vadakara and Koyilandy Taluks of Kozhikode of Kerala. As a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs, it embraces almost all the castes and classe ...

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Kathakali

Kathakali is a highly stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion. It originated in the country's present day state of Kerala during the 17th century and has developed over the years with improved looks, refined gestures ...

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