Mamangam, the Kochi-based dance school started by actor Rima Kallingal, will celebrate its first year with a two-day dance festival titled
‘Mulapoo Mamangam’ on Saturday. The celebrations will be inaugurated by entrepreneur Beena Kannan at Mamangam School of Dance at Kaloor.
The festival will be a celebration of artists not just in dance but also in various other creative expressions like jewellery, design, clothing and craft. The fest will also be a major art event that features Latin,Western and contemporary dance forms. Mulapoo Mamangam will begin with an art festfeaturing four women entrepreneurs who have found their own ways of expressing through clothing and jewellery.
They are Karmasutra by Divya Thomas,Anneha by Ann Joseph and the Kudumbasree units, Artery by Minu Maria and Uzielle by Serin George. Besides, there will also be performances by two reputed dance companies from South India. Salsa Madras from Chennai will present Latin and Afro-Latin dance forms - Salsa, Kizombo and Bachata. Hip Hop Co from Bangalore will present a Hip Hop repertoire. The highlight of the festival, apart from the featured artists, is an exclusive curtain raiser of the dance production titled
Aarcha by Rima Kallingal and Mamangam’s performing wing.
Mamangam students will be performing in their respective disciplines of dance and martial arts that includes kuchipudi, bharatanatyam, kalari, contemporary and Hip hop.
Mamangam will also host two workshops. A dance and craft workshop for children with autism and a Hip Hop workshop by Hip Hop Co for the public. The entry for art fair and hiphop workshop is free for all.As part of the celebrations, Mamangam is launching its annual campaign LetsStartMoving. The campaign was flagged off on August 17 at Chinmaya Vidyalaya,Vaduthala. This campaign aims to bring to people a‘ Zumbaand movement ‘interactive workshop.
On Saturday,there willl be a session at Mamangam. The first phase of LetsStartMoving includes four schools and IT Park inKochi.P. Rajeev MP,Hibi Eden MLA, Mayor Tony Chammany and GCDA chairmanNVenugopal will also be present.