Day With the Masters’
Kerala Kalamandalam, Cheruthuruthy
Day With the Masters’ is a structured visit to the epicenter
of Kerala's art & culture, the Kerala Kalamandalam,
consisting of the following elements:
audio-visual presentation – Saga of Kalamandalam
Presentation and visit to the Koothambalam
– the temple theatre (15 mins)
Visit and Exposition of 10-15 Kalaris
(teaching classes) – Classical
dances – Mohiniyattam, Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi;
Vesham(acting), Make-up, Vocal music, Cholliyattam; Koodiyattam.;
Percussion instruments –
Mizhavu, Thimila and
Mridangam; Karnatic classical Music, Thullal
– (2 hours 15 mins)
Presentation on Kerala Mural
Paintings and ‘Nrittyolpathi’, the origin of
Dance (10 mins)
visit of the Costume gallery,
to see costumes, head-gears, wooden-weapons, masks and
jewellery (10 mins)
glimpse of the old Kalamandalam
Campus on the banks of Nila; Portrait-gallery and the
tomb of poet laureate Vallathol Narayana Menon, founder
of Kalamandalam (15 mins)
at a riverside resort
to Nilayoram Resorts
The following details may be noted:
tour will feature Kalamandalam
students as Guides. The students
have been trained in an art form for at least 3 years,
and have been given special training for escorting visitors.
the latter part of the tour, one or two Gurus
(masters) may also join the tour to interact with the
will be a welcome-drink
(tender coconut water) on arrival of the Group
through the tour, there will be a coffee
break where Tea/Coffee and snacks will be served.
Mineral water will be available throughout the tour.
at a hotel will be a traditional Kerala lunch, served
on plantain leaves and will include two non-vegetarian
dishes. Special dietary-requests will be accommodated,
subject to advance intimation
visitors are welcome to take still pictures and videos.
There will be no extra charges for cameras.
However, care should be taken not to disturb the classes.
Photographers should not
ask the teachers or students to pose for pictures.
Professional photographers have to take permission, and
there may be extra charges.
may be advised to wear sandals or slippers, for ease of
removal, as footwear is not permitted in all