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'Gandhi Seva Sadan - Kathakali & Classic Arts Academy' popularly known as 'KATHAKALI SADANAM', started during 1953 as a cultural wing of 'GANDHI SEVA SADAN', is one of the oldest Kathakali training centres of Kerala. It was seperated from the parent body during 1973 and was made an independent entity, as a registered society, with its own constitution,Byelaws and Governing Body.
It is now functioning in a panoramic,sprawling campus of its own in Perur villlage of Ottapalam Taluk of Palakkad District,Kerala-some 12 kilometres east and 22 kilometres west of Ottapalam and Palakkad Railway stations respectively. Nedumbassery,Karippur and coimbatore are the nearest Airports.
'Kadakali Sadanam' can claim the rare honour and proud privilege of having produced some of the top ranking and renowned artistes of Kerala. Among whom the names of Sadanam Krishnankutty, Sadanam Ramankutty, Sadanam Balakrishnan, Sadanam Narayanan Namboodiri (Narippatta), Sadanam Pariyanampatta, Sadanam Harikumar, Sadanam Vasudevan, Sadanam Sreedharan, Cherplachery Sivan, Mattannur Sankarankutty etc., are most outstanding. A number of foreign students had their training in Kathakali here at different points of time, some of them availing scholarships from their respective countries. Kathakali Sadanam has given Kathakali performances in almost all countries of Europe. Reproduced below is a part of a message received from Maison des Cultures du Monde, 101, Boulevard, Raspail, 75006, Paris dated March 12th 1997.
Kathakali Sadanam in Europe
From the 26th of February to the 4th of March 1997 the Kathakali Sadanam troup directed by Mr.K.Kumaran gave 7 exceptional and very successful performances in Paris in the theater of the Institute for world cultures. These performances opened the "Festival de I 'Imaginaire program". The Kathakali Sadanam played the execution of Dussassana, an extract of the Mahabharata epic. The audience was delighted and the actors had an overwhelming success. Everybody was eager to understand and learn more about this wonderful art, enacted by its masters. At the end of every performance a long standing ovation saluted the performers. After Paris, the artists went to Geneva where they also had a great success. All the nights were sold out, The French Dailies and Magazines showed a special interest for the Kathakali Sadanam Group and many papers were written in the important dailies.
Gandhi Seva Sadan (PO),
Phone : 91-491-2872263
Fax : 91-491-2872263
Email : [email protected]
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