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Time: 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. Venue – Royal Palace Hotel Apartments, Al Qussais, Dubai Day & Date : Monday, 21 st September 2009 FOLLOWED BY OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.

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1 Time: 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. Venue – Royal Palace Hotel Apartments, Al Qussais, Dubai Day & Date : Monday, 21 st September 2009 FOLLOWED BY OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF “UTSAVAM’09” THIRANOTTAM PADMA BHOOSHAN KAVALAM NARAYANA PANICKAR YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED KOODIYATTAM, SANSKRIT DRAMAS & KATHAKALI PROUDLY PRESENTS A LECTURE BY ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL KOODIYATTAM & KATHAKALI FESTIVAL Contact – 050 -7760410, thiranottam@gmail.com, www.thiranottam.comthiranottam@gmail.com

2 THIRANOTTAM is pleased to invite you to an exclusive lecture session with the one and only Padma Bhushan Kavalam Narayana Panickar on Monday, the 21st September 2009 at Royal Palace Apartments (5 th Floor) at Al Qussais, Dubai (behind Grand Hotel). A doyen in Indian theatre movement, a scholar in Sanskrit and Malayalam and an eminent play writer & director of many dramas, Shri Narayana Panickar will give a detailed talk on Koodiyattam, Sanskrit Dramas, and Kathakali. Thiranottam is bringing Koodiyattam to the Gulf region for the first time in the forthcoming Utsavam’09 slated to be staged in Dubai during 26 th to 29 th November 2009. This session with Kavalam will provide the classical art lovers of this region an introduction to Koodiyattam so that they may appreciate this 2000-year old Sanskrit dance drama.

3 Shri Kavalam Narayana Panikkar was born on 28th April 1928 in the picturesque village of Kavalam, part of Kuttanad. It was his father, late Godavarama, who introduced him to the world of literature. He is married with two sons and lives in Thiruvananthapuram. His wife’s name is Saradamani. His sons are kavalam Harikrishnan and Kavalam Sreekumar. Shri Panikkar, after his initial education in local schools of Kavalam and in the nearby village Pulinkunnu, joined the famous CMS college in Kottayam, that had produced prominent personalities like KPS Menon and Sardar K M Panikkar, the latter being Shri Panikkar's own uncle. He took his degree in Economics from S D College, Alappuzha and later Bachelor of Law degree from Madras Law College. After obtaining his Law degree, Shri Panikkar started his career as a lawyer in Alappuzha Bar and practiced for six years from 1955. Shri Kavalam Narayana Panikkar has carved out a niche for himself in the evolution of a regional theatre movement, which is one of the major components constituting the national theatre in modern India. In a career spanning over four decades, Shri Panikkar has given a new lease of life for the age-old Sanskrit drama tradition on one hand and on the other, he identified the interrelations between the evolved art forms and folk arts, successfully creating a fusion that has enthralled the contemporary audience since then. PROFILE Shri Panikkar also wrote and directed a number of Sanskrit and Malayalam plays (see list below). This Playwright - Director prefers to call his Kalari, "Sopanam", consisting of 20 artists, as his "Theatre laboratory". He has directed two movies about the greatest Kootiyattam maestro legendary actor Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar- Mani Madhava Chakyar: The Master at Work and Parvati Viraham: Mani Madhava Chakyar as Ravana. KootiyattamMani Madhava ChakyarMani Madhava Chakyar: The Master at Work Positions Held Vice Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi Chairman, Kathak Kendra, New Delhi. Chairman, Kudiyattam Kendra, Trivandrum Theatre Productions 1. Avanavan Katamba 2. Bhagavadajjugam 3. Shakuntalam 4. Madyama Vyayogam 5. Urubhangam 6. Poranadi 7. Karimkutty 8. Vikramorvasiyam 9. Swapna Vasavadattam 10. Dhoothavakyam 11. Theyya Theyyam 12. Tempest 13. Karnabharam 14. Trojen Women 15. Kallurutty 16. Pratima 17. Arani 18. Kalivesham 19. Daivathar 20. Sakshi 21. Charudattam 22. Maya 23. Malavikagnimitam Source: www.bhasabharathi.com


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