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Mythology redux!

Mythology redux!
Witness  Ottamthullal, a dance-drama form of Kerala by artiste Kalamandalam Mohanakrishnan and his troupe at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) on 30 October. The troupe will perform Kalyanasougandhikam – a story from Mahabharata. IGNCA is organising this dance performance in collaboration with SPICMACAY. Furthermore, IGNCA and SPICMACAY will be hosting Ottamthullal performances at various schools in Delhi.

Ottamthullal is a performing art from Kerala. The art form was created during the 18th century by legendary Malayalam poet Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar. Ottamthullal, over the centuries, has a single actor, donning a green make-up and wearing colourful costumes and reciting the thullal lyrics, all the while acting and dancing himself.

Kalamandalam Mohanakrishnan is a well known artist of Ottamthullal. Apart from performing Ottanthullal, he also performs Sheethankan Thullal, Parayan Thullal in both national and international stages.  Kalamandalam Mohanakrishnan has been awarded several times , for his contributions to Thullal.

WHERE :  IGNCA Auditorium
WHEN : 30 October
TIMING :  6.00 pm

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