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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Kshetra Kalakal -Krishnattam

Kshetra Kalakal

This enchanting dance drama was created as votive offering to Lord Krishna.Krishnattam is a masterly blend of classical and indigenous art styles, based on lord Krishna’s life presented in eight episodes performed during eight consecutive nights. The poetic text of this dance drama is based on “Krishna Geethi” composed by Manevendra Raja, Samoothri of Calicut in 1654 AD. The sweetness of Geetha Govindam, the sublime philosophy of SrimadBhagavadam, devotion of Narayaneeyam are well combined in this cosmic play. Krishnattam draws inspiration from a dasrhan of Lord Krishna with the help of Vilwamangalam Swamiyar.Colorful gorgeous costumes and head dresses, intricate facial make up, narration in sopanamstyle makes Krishnattam an unforgettable experience. More importance is given to “nritta” (pure dance) that too in group. The act “Mullapoochuttuga” in “avatharam” and “Rasakrida” is the cream of Krishnattam and is unparallel.

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