52nd Annual Conference of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

  • Video Workshop: 15th November, 2017

  • Venue: Amirta Institue of Medical Sciences

  • Conference: 16th- 19th November, 2017

  • Venue: Le Meridien Convention Centre

KERALA ART FORMS

On the 17th night, we will be having a Grand exposure to the vibrant art and martial art forms of Kerala at the historic Bolgatty Palace.

Kathakali School Society, a centre for performing arts and culture is situated in Cheruthuruthy, Kerala, India since 1990. It is a unified effort by a group of enthusiasts led by KalamandalamGopalakrishnan. The staff at Kathakali School is highly qualified and they are eminent performers.

The School is a non-profit organization and do not charge the regular students any fees. Kathakali School has performed in almost all continents of the world. In India the school has conducted a number of programmes and workshops for Government and Private Organizations. The Govt. of India has held Cultural Exchange programmes abroad with the School.

16 artists will be playing the traditional PANCHAVADYAM to welcome you to the venue.

Panchavadyam, literally meaning an orchestra of five instruments, is basically a temple art form that has evolved in Kerala.Of the five instruments, four — timila, maddalam,ilathalamand idakka— belong to the percussion category, while the fifth, ko,mbu, is a wind instrument.

Much like any chendamelam, panchavadyam is characterised by a pyramid-like rhythmic structure with a constantly increasing tempo coupled with a proportional decrease in the number of beats in cycles. However, in contrast to a chendamelam, panchavadyam uses different instruments (though ilathalam and kompu are common to both), is not related very closely to any temple ritual and, most importantly, permits a lot of personal improvisation

Kathakali(literally, story play), the spectacular classical dance drama of Kerala based on the guidelines laid by Sage Bharatha'sNatyaSastra, the ancient treatise on dance and drama, is over 500 years old. This elaborate art form integrates dance, music, poetry and histrionics. And combines both the thandava (powerful energetic dance, as that of Shiva) and lasya (gentle graceful dance, as that of Parvathi) element.

Mohiniyattam is a semi-classical dance form of Kerala. It is perfomed by women. The word Mohini means a maiden who steals the heart of the onlooker. It is thought that Vaishnava devotees gave the name of Mohiniattam to this dance form. Legend says that Lord Vishnu took on the guise of a Mohini, the arch enchantress, to enthrall people. The movements are graceful and the costumes are sober and attractive. Mohiniattam follows the HasthaLakshanadeepika, a textbook for Mudras.

Mohiniyattam involves delicate footsteps and subtle expressions. The movements are graceful and the costumes are sober and attractive. Mohiniattam follows the HasthaLakshanadeepika, a textbook for Mudras. The vocal music for Mohiniattam is classical Carnatic.

Theyyam or Theyyattam is a popular Hindu ritual of worship in North Kerala state, India, predominant in the Kolathunadu area (consisting of present-day Kannur and Kasargod districts). As a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs, it embraces almost all the castes and classes of the Hindu religion in this region. The performers of Theyyam belong to the indigenous tribal community, and have an important position in Theyyam. This is unique, since only in Kerala, do both the upper-caste Brahmins and lower-caste tribals share an important position in a major form of worship. The term Theyyam is a corrupt form of Devam or God. People of these districts consider Theyyam itself as a God and they seek blessings from this Theyyam

Padayani or padeni colloquial speech is one of the most colourful and spectacular ritual art associated with the festivals of certain temples in southern Kerala. The word padayani literally means military formations or rows of army, but in this folk art we have mainly a series of divine and semi-divine impersonations wearing huge masks or kolams of different shapes, colours and desingns painted on the stalks of arecanutfronds.ThePadayani is dedicated to the Goddess Bhadrakaali. It is a marvellous combination of music, dance, painting and satire.

Poothan and Thira is a ritualistic art form found in South Malabar region of Kerala in India, usually during the festival (Thalappoli / Pooram) season of Walluvanad temples from December to May. A typical Poothan Thira performance comprising mostly shouts and wild gestures.Poothan player usually wear in bright (usually red), tightly woven costumes embellished with gold-coloured trinkets. Their larger than life headdresses with peacock features and imposing masks with stick out tongues and eyes are sure to leave an unbelievable imagination to the viewer.

Pulikkali is a colorful recreational folk art from of Kerala. It is performed by trained artists to entertain people on the occasion of Onam, an annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala. On the fourth day of Onam celebrations (NalaamOnam), performers painted like tigers and hunters in bright yellow, red, and black dance to the beats of instruments like Udukku and Thakil. Literal meaning of Pulikali is the 'play of the tigers' hence the performance revolve around the theme of tiger hunting.

Kalarippayattu is a Dravidian martial art from Kerala in south India. Possibly one of the oldest fighting systems in existence,it is still practiced extensively in Kerala. The word is spelled variously as kalaripayat, kalarippayatta, kalaripayatt and many others depending on the dialect and romanisation system used.

It includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods.Regional variants are classified according to geographical position in Kerala; these are the northern style, the southern style and the central style. Northern kalaripayat is based on the principle of hard technique, while the southern style primarily follows the soft techniques, even though both systems make use of internal and external concepts.

Some of the choreographed sparring in kalaripayat can be applied to dance and kathakali dancers who knew martial arts were believed to be markedly better than the other performers. Some traditional Indian dance schools still incorporate kalaripayat as part of their exercise regimen.

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