Two-tracked Music Till Twilight Hour

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi August 30, 2013 At 85, Cherthala Thankappa Panickar is among the oldest of Kathakali vocalists and a rare exponent of both schools of the art form. His wrinkled face sports a naughty smile when Cherthala Thankappa Panickar narrates that …

The Taut and the Untaught

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi December 28, 2013  Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody’s surely successful but possibly unintentional bid to bind certain techniques and aesthetics of Koodiyattam with Kathakali merits massive research For many who have been exposed to Koodiyattam and Kathakali in what little …

With kindest regards..

Achuthan T K Monday, July 9, 2012 May 2012 marked the passing of one of Kathakali’s most dedicated archivists and historians, David Bolland. Through his films and books Bolland single-handedly built up some of the best archives we have of …