Revival of 'Chavittu Natakam' adds to cultural diversity

Published: 01st January 2013 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st January 2013 11:07 AM   |  A+A-


As part of the Kochi- Muziris Biennale a seminar on ‘Chavittu Natakam - The Paths and Times’ was organised at Gothuruthu near North Paravur on Saturday.

 It was observed that a sense of community was what helped the ‘chavittu natakam’ and its artistes to endure the test of times and enable the country’s only classical Christian dancedrama to make an energetic comeback.

 “The revival of the fivecentury- old Latin Catholic ballet has thus added to the country’s cultural richness and diversity,” the members observed.

 Anthropologist Aju Narayanan, theatre personality Chandradasan and art scholar Joy Gothuruth presented papers at the seminar which was convened at the Holy Cross church in Kadalvathuruth.

 Among the others who spoke were festival curator Keli K Ramachandran and Fr Joby Kallarakkal, who is patron of the Sports and Arts Club (SAC) that is cohosting the event.

 The organisers said that the idea exchanged by a r t i s t e s , scholars and buffs of the ‘chavittu natakam’ would be subsequently published.

 In the evening, Anjelikka, written by Raphael Acharuparambil and directed by Charamkulam Antony and Alex Thaloopadath, was presented by Nrutha Kalabhavan, Pallipuram.



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