Following up on its successes of five years in popularizing Kathakali and other traditional arts of Kerala in UAE, Thiranottam is organizing ‘Thouryathrikam’ – a workshop on Kathakali. With the support of the Consulate General of India, Dubai, this will be staged at the Gulf Model School, Dubai on 29, 30, 31 March 2012. Thouryathrikam will be a varied palette of the streams of arts that combine to make Kathakali complete theatre.
The objective of this initiative is to engender interest for our traditional arts in the present generation and reinforce it in the neophytes.
This three-day workshop will consist of a minimum of six aattakathas and ten kathakali artistes. Before the actual performance of each of this aattakathas, there would be a introductory speech on the highlights and nuances to watch for in the play. The performance would then be followed by a discussion involving the students, the performers and the
audience. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for a direct discourse between the artistes and the audience and thus get a holistic view of Kathakali, to understand the intricacies and nuances of this complex art.
Thiranottam expects this workshop to give students of Kathakali and those who are keen to understand the art form great insights into the highly classical and rasa-based art form that Kathakali is.
We are cordially inviting students, their guardians, and other art-lovers to use this opportunity to the full. Thiranottam would also take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge the encouragement and support received from each one of your for its various initiatives such as Utsavams, Arangus, Kaliyogams, Navarasam, Vaangmayam and we hope you will participate as actively in Thouryathrikam and continue to support and encourage us.
If Kathakali is considered amongst the greatest classical performing arts of the world, the primary reason is the ‘Thouryathrikam’ (harmonious blending of music, rhythm and dance) and the ineluctable beauty of the total theatre it attains from this.
As much as in performance of any classical arts which needs training, this complete art form also needs training and edification to fully appreciate it. It is as an opportunity for ‘learning’ to appreciate Kerala’s contribution to the world of performing arts, that Thiranottam has decided to present ‘Thouryathrikam’ over three days, for the benefit of the students as well as art lovers.
To make up for the lack of opportunities to at least get acquainted with the Indian art tradition and to get to know the art intimately;
While enhancing the level of appreciation by the existing Kathakali lovers in the region, attract also the neophytes to this great art form
To provide an opportunity for appreciation of the total Kathakali experience by ‘immersion’ and to elaborate on the Indian art tradition.
After every performance, the audience has an opportunity to interact with the artiste and seek elaborations on any aspect of the performance.
Acquaint the audience with the mores of the green room, accoutrements including the elaborate garments used in Kathakali.
While enhancing the aesthetics of the students here, nourish their creative bent of mind.
Increase the acceptance of Kathakali as an art form and thus cultivate opportunities for more public performances.
Rules & Regulations
The workshop will be from March 29 till March 31.
Any one wishing to participate in this workshop can register their names in advance. They can contact Thiranottam on phone or through email
Email: contact @ thiranottam.org
Mobile : +971.50.6254177 and +971.50.6504657
Those who register in advance and attend the workshop throughout will be given participation certificates