Nadacharya Award

Nadacharya Award
Nadacharya is an award instituted by Agni Cultural Academy to identify and reward the best teacher in classical music. The best teacher who creates professionals in the field of classical music will be chosen by Agni. The Nadacharya title was conferred upon three renowned personalities in the field of Classical Music, since the award was instituted, and they are:

Award Winners

Mridangam maestro Mavelikkara Velukkutty Nair (2011)
Prof. Mavelikkara K Velukkutty Nair is one of the legendry Mrudangam Maestro in Kerala. He had undergone preliminary lessons in Mridangam from father Mridanga Vidwan Muthukulam S. Kumara Pillai. Later undergone advanced training from Maestro Padmabhooshan Palghat Mani Iyer under Gurukula system for a period of 8 years.
Smt. Parassala Ponnammal (2010)
Smt. Prof. Parassala B Ponnammal served as the Principal of RLV College of Music at Thripunithura for a decade. Smt. Ponnammal has the rare honor of being the first woman to sing at the Navaratri Mandapam at Thiruvanathapuram during the Navaratri Music festival.
veteran musician Sri. Mangad Natesan (2009)
veteran musician cum great teacher
Violin Mastero Ragaratnam Nedumangad Sivanandan (2008)
He had taken his diploma Ganabhooshan from Sree Swathi Thirunnal Sangeetha College Trivandrum in the year 1954. Recognising his contributions in 2001 Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy honoured him with an Award.

Swaralaya Kairali Yesudas Award

Swaralaya Kairali Yesudas Award
SWARALAYA is Kerala\'s reputed cultural organization dedicated to music and arts.Since its founding, Swaralaya has been tirelessly working to promote, revive,and maintain the coveted position of music in the cultural fibre of our society KAIRALI, Kerala\'s premier channel,growing through malayalee\'s soul, has now come up with various specialized music programmes to thrill music lovers in kerala. SWARALAYA YESUDAS AWARD is a prestigious award in recognition to the outstanding performance in the field of music, instituted jointly by Swaralaya and Kairali Channel. Awards have been given annually since 2000 and Swaralaya organizes the Gandharvasandhya every year as a coming together of the best and most renowned exponents in the art of music from all over the country.The festival becomes an occasion to honour and felicitate stalwarts with the prestigious Dr. K. J. Yesudas Awards.

Swaralaya Yesudas Award

M. G. Sreekumar (2011)
M. G. Sreekumar is a two-time National Award-winning Indian playback singer and music director who works in Malayalam cinema. With a career of over 25 years, he is one of the prominent male singers in the Malayalam film industry. He is known for matching voice with Malayalam actor Mohanlal.
Shreya Ghoshal (2010)
Shreya Ghoshal is a playback singer in almost all indian languages. she received National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer along with Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. Since then, she has worked in more than 180 films and received four National Film Awards, four Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and four Filmfare Awards South.
Sujatha Mohan (2009)
Sujatha Mohan is an award-winning Indian playback singer who is popular for singing in Malayalam and Tamil movies. She is widely popular for her evergreen melodies and her sweet voice is considered to be her biggest asset. She has nearly 4,000 songs to her credit.
Kavita Subramaniam (2008)
Kavita Subramaniam is a well-known Indian film playback singer.She is classically trained and has sung a wide range of classical-based songs. In her career, she has worked with a variety of music composers, including R. D. Burman and A. R. Rahman. She is also the recipient of four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, including 3 consecutive awards in the period 1994–1996 and the prestigious Padmashri which she received in 2006.
Shankar Mahadevan (2007)
Shankar Mahadevan is an Indian music composer and singer. He is a part of the Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy trio team that composes for Indian films and a playback singer.
A.R. Rahman (2006)
A R Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist. He has won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards, thirteen Filmfare Awards South in addition to numerous other awards and nominations.
Sonu Nigam (2005)
Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer whose songs have been featured in numerous Hindi and Kannada movies. He has also released numerous Indi-pop albums and acted in a few Hindi feature films.
Hariharan (2004)
Hariharan is an Indian playback singer and an established ghazal singer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music. His melody is strongly appreciated by the film fraternity. In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India and is a two time National Award winner.
K.S. Chithra (2003)
K. S. Chithra is an Indian playback singer Popularly referred to as Chinna Kuyil. Chitra sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music. She has recorded more than 19,000 film songs and is a recipient of six National Film Awards (the most by any female singer), five Filmfare Awards and more than thirty different state film awards. She is the only singer to have won all the 4 South Indian state awards till date.
Asha Bhosle (2002)
Asha Bhosle is one of most well-known Indian singers. She is best known as a Hindi playback singers, although she has a wider repertoire. Bhosle\'s career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing for over a thousand Bollywood movies.
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (2001)
He is referred to as S. P. B. or Balu by the media. He has won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer six times closely following K. J. Yesudas. He holds a record to have won the Nandi Awards twenty five times from Andhra Pradesh state government.
P. Jayachandran (2000)
National award winning Malayalam playback singer P. Jayachandran is a monumental figure in the Malayalam film industry.He has sung more than 1000 songs for Malayalam movies over the years and is affectionately called the Bhava Gayakan.

Lifetime Achivement Award

Shyam (2011)
Lata Mangeshkar (2010)
M.K. Arjunan Master (2009)
M.S. Viswanathan (2008)
V. Dakshinamoorthy (2007)
K. Raghavan Master (2006)
P. Susheela (2005)
Santha. P. Nair (2004)
P. Leela (2003)
Manna Dey (2002)
S. Janaki (2001)

Sruti Magazine

Sruti Magazine
     Sruti is India's leading monthly devoted to Indian classical music and dance and theatre. The target audience of Sruti comprises several groups. These include lay music and lay dance enthusiasts, connoisseurs, musicians, dancers, teachers, scholars and students of the fine arts, institutions and organisations active in the field and officials of Government agencies concerned with the arts.
     
     Featuring Carnatic music doyenne D K Pattammal and child prodigy Mandolin U Srinivas on its inaugural cover in October 1983, the magazine created quite a stir in artistic circles. It was without a parallel in English magazines then—or perhaps even now. That cover page spoke volumes about the magazine's twin objectives of preserving tradition and encouraging innovation, something Sruti has assiduously pursued ever since. Many customs that have today come to be recognised as established best practices in the performing arts especially in south India have been the result of Sruti's systematic campaigns in favour of good taste, decorum and performance excellence. Among its early triumphs was the restoration of the importance of ragam-tanam-pallavi, which had become conspicuous by its absence on the concert platform.
     
     For over two decades, Sruti has constantly practised what it preaches—adherence to high standards of authenticity, objectivity, sophisticated writing based on thorough research, and a healthy respect for individuals and institutions, balanced by an equally healthy irreverence towards holy cows. Sruti is not an academic journal, even though it carries scholarly and technical articles from time to time.
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Vismayam :: Newsletter from Magic Academy

Vismayam :: Newsletter from Magic Academy
     Vismayam Magical News is the mouthpiece of the Magic Academy. VMN is the newspaper of the Indian magicdom that serves update information on activities of the Magic Academy and its native magicians. It is the first and only registered newsletter that is regularly published and distributed to over five thousand Indian and foreign magicians. To get this monthly or to get your news published in it, please write to: magiceditor@gmail.com
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Keli Magazine

Keli Magazine
     Keli has been the flagship publication of the Akademi since 1963. Research articles, studies and essays on music, dance, theatre and folk arts are its regular features. Originally launched as a tri-monthly, it soon became a monthly. Nowadays, it is brought out as a bi-monthly. The secretary of the Akademi is the editor of Keli. The first editor of the publication was Shri M R Bhattathiripad (MRB), prominent social reformer and acclaimed playwright.Keli has undergone sea-changes since the present administration of the Akademi assumed office in 2006. Plurality of topics, innovative perceptions and new approaches has transformed it into a reference journal presently. Also it provides authentic and updated information about art and culture. Worth mentioning is the centre-spread of each issue that showcases color pictures of distinguished artistes that could be a precious collection for any art lover.
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The Secratery,
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Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy,
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Sreerekha :: Monthly newsletter from Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan

Sreerekha :: Monthly newsletter from Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan
     Sreerekha releases the detailed schedule of weekly and monthly programs of Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan. Every Saturday Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan conducts various cultural programmes with a view to promote the artists and artforms of Kerala. Press Releases are issued state wide through the Information & Public Relations Department inviting applications from applicants/cultural institutions for including their programme/performance in the weekly programme schedule. Interested applicants can submit the application to the Member Secretary Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan. After detailed scrutiny, the item will be included in the weekly schedule according to the merit and application seniority. In addition to the weekly programme, the following monthly programmes are also conducted.
     
      Kavyasandya (Poetry Eve)
      Kadhavela
      Mukulangal
      Samata
      Karanavakuttam
      Mudra Festival
     
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Naada Vichaaram :: Bi-monthly malayalam magazine for classical arts

Naada Vichaaram :: Bi-monthly malayalam magazine for classical arts
     Agni Cultural Academy promotes Classical Music and Artistes and also spreads awareness on how to appreciate music. Agni's new venture:- "Naada Vichaaram" a Bi-monthly malayalam magazine for classical arts.
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Avantika “The Performing Arts Magazine”

Avantika "The Performing Arts Magazine"
     Avantika A presentation of Indo Occidental Symbiosis brings the world of performing arts to your home. The finest Tradition of classical music, the most exotic of dance forms, and the most creative of theatre offered to you in all their splendour every month.
     
     Avantika is a premium Performing Arts magazine with a special focus on Indian Classical Music and Dance. It is the only Performing Arts magazine from IOS group catering to a niche audience with SEC A+ as our target group. 
      
     This one-stop Performing Arts magazine comprising the must-see, must-dos and must-knows of high society is your platform to reach out to your potential customers and in the right ambience.
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Nartanam, a quarterly journal on Indian dance

Nartanam, a quarterly journal on Indian dance
     Nartanam, a quarterly journal on Indian dance, bharatanatyam, Hindustani dance, kuchipudi, kathak, kathakali, manipuri, mohininattam, odissi, sattriya, theatre & other Indian performing arts. N
     
     Natanam, Published as a quarterly by the kuchipudi kala kendra, mumbai, provides a forum for scholarly dialogue on a borad range of topics concerning indian dance. Its concerns are theoretical as well as performative. Textual studies, dance criticism, intellectual and interpretative history of indian dance traditions are its focus. It publishes performance reviews which cover all major events in the field of classical dance in india and notes and comments on dance studies and performance abroad.
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Email: mpuranam@yahoo.com

Aalaap :: Bi-monthly performing arts magazine

Aalaap :: Bi-monthly performing arts magazine
     Aalaap is an initiative in the field of performing arts. It collaborates with artistes, aiding them in aspects of production, promotion, curation, etc.
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Kalabharathi National Young Dance Fest 2013, Photo Gallery



Kalabharathi National Young Dance Fest 2013 a three-day dance festival in Thiruvananthapuram, featured various form of indian classsical dance by the young talents across the country. 

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Centenary of Indian Cinema – A program of Music and Dance

On the occasion of World Music day, the Alliance Fran├žaise de Bangalore paid homage to Indian Cinema with a screening of song and dance sequences chosen from various Indian films. Centenary of Indian Cinema – A program of Music and Dance from Indian films featured the dance performance from various dance schools includes Articulate, Chithkala School of Dance, Natyantharanga, Monisha Arts, Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance and Vaishnavi Natyashala.  Dances from various regional films highlighted the culture and ethos of this country. 

Here is the photo feature from the event by Shandilya Srivatsa, a Professional photographer and one of the Managing Trustee of International Arts & cultural Foundation. 



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'Jyothirgamaya' 10th annual celebration of Natyakalari


Jyothirgamaya 2013 organized by Natyakalari School of Classical Dance as part of its 10th annual celebration held at Priyadarshini Town Hall, Alwaye on 10th May. Guru Padmabhooshan Dhananjayans was officially inaugurated the celebration in the presence of  Anwar Sadath  (MLA), Parvathy Raghunath (Director,Natyakalari) , M Balasubramanyam (Principal, RLV Collage), Guru Kalakshetra Vilasini, Guru Kala. Sumathi and Guru Sunil Nellayi. Bharatanatyam workshop and concert by Dhananjayans was the main attraction of the event. Here is the photo feature from the program.


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Janabheri National Theatre Festival 2013 (JNTF) Photo Gallery


The 1st Janabheri National Theatre Festival (JNTF-2013, organised by Janabheri, Thrissur in association with Ministry of Culture, New Delhi and Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi was held during April 23 – 27, 2013, at K.T.Muhammed Memorial Regional Theatre, Thrissur.  


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Kalasagar Award 2013 Announced 
Kalasagar Award 2013 :: Oru Piranalinte Ormakai
Awards instituted by Kalasagar as part of the 89th birth anniversary observance of chenda maestro Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval have been announced. All the award winners were selected through the nominations from the art lovers. The awards will be presented on May 28 at Kerala Kalamandalam Koothambalam. Ashtapadiyattam - a dance drama conceptualized and choreographed by kalamandalam krishnankutty poduval is being revised by rajan poduval will be presented at the function. This will be followed by Kirmira Vadham Kathakali by leading artists of Kerala kalamandalam.  


Nizhalattam 'Soul of Shados' a photo & painting Exhibition by facebook fraternity tvmdot.in 


Nizhalattam 'Soul of Shados' a photo & painting Exhibition organized by facebook fraternity tvmdot.in was held at Russian cultural centre, Trivandrum. Exhibition was officially inaugurated by cine director Dr Biju in the presence of chief guest Artist Bhattathiri. Photo Feature by Veena Kiran 

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Kalabharathi National Young Dance Fest 2013

The First edition of Six day national young dance festival organized by Kalabharathi Foundation for Indian Culture and Heritage will begin at the Kerala Sahithya Academy campus, Thrissur on 25 April 2013. 

The festival will showcase 17 young acclaimed soloists representing six Indian classical dance traditions. More than 15 young talents have been selected through national level screening and will present different forms of Indian classical at forms including Mohiniyattam, Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi & Manipuri. 


Kalabharathi National Young Dance Fest 2013
Janabheri National Theatre Festival 2013 :: Delegate Registration


Janabheri National Theatre Festival (JNTF) 2013 delegate Registration has been stared through thiraseela.com. Online registration will close on 20 APR 2013. Hurry Up and book your seat Today !!!

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Delegate Registration Process

We request you to get ready with below before you start register. You may requested to ask the below details while registering. 
  • Any valid identity card 
  • Photo (To use in the delegate pass)

How to Register
  • Please go to the link JNTF 2013 Delegate Registration
  • Clearly fill the delegate registration form and give all the requested details.
  • Once you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation in your email
  • Please submit the mail printout along with your ID proof and make a payment of Rs 125/- at the venue festival counter.
  • Those who already paid can collect the balance amount of Rs 300/- from the festival counter..
  • You can collect the delegate pass and festival kit from the counter once you complete the payment & verification.
  • The festival counter will be open from 22 APR @ 3 pm on wards.
  • Entry for the delegates will start by 15 mins before the show.
  • Please call 854 749 4376 for any help or assistance.

Registration Charges
  • Delegate registration for individuals is Rs 125/-
  • The delegate fee includes access to all the 5 days programs
  • Festival kit will be issued to all the delegates
  • The limit for purchase is one ticket per individual.
  • Online registration will close on April 20, 2013.
About the Delegate Pass



When you register, you will receive a confirmation in your email. Please bring a printout of this mail with you when you come to the venue! At the registration counter, please present the printout along with your ID and make a payment of Rs 125/- and you will receive your Delegate Pass. Please upload your photo which will be used in the delegate pass. The entry for the delegates will start by 15 mins before the show.

It is mandatory to display this delegate pass whenever you enter the premises or any area within the premises (such as an auditorium). It is common for people to have the pass on the first day and forget it at home (or lend it to a cheapskate friend) on subsequent days. Please remember that we can only issue one delegate pass per individual.

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Janabheri National Theatre Festival 2013 (JNTF)


            






The 1st Janabheri National Theatre Festival (JNTF-2013, organised by Janabheri, Thrissur in association with Ministry of Culture, New Delhi and Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi will be held during April 23 – 27, 2013, at K.T.Muhammed Memorial Regional Theatre, Thrissur.

The JNTF, an exclusive theatre festival for the youth, strives to provide a platform for the works by young theatre directors below the age of 35 years. 

The festival will showcase the following plays:  

Fevicol  (Maidi’s Artist Association of Tribal, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand / Dir. Jeetrai Hansda / Hindi / 55 min)

The Chairs (Theatre Collective, Thrissur / Malayalam Adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's ‘The Chairs’ / Dir. Jyothirmayi Kurup / Malayalam / 60 min) 

Road to Redemption (Rangachethana, Thrissur / Dir. K.N.Prashanth / Malayalam / 60 min)

The Country Without A Post Office (EKTA – School of Drama & Repertory, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir / Dir. Muzammil Hayat Bhawani / written by Bhawani Bashir Yasir / Hindustani (Urdu / Hindi / 60 min)

STROLL (Based on the works of ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare; ‘ Yerma’ by Lorca and ‘Black & White essay’ by Harold Pinter / Dir. Moon Moon Singh / English / 120 min)

Familiar Strangers (Unicorn Actors Studio, New Delhi / Playwright & Dir. Happy Ranajit / Hindi – English / 70 min)

White Hands (Ashirwad Rangamandal, Begusarai, Bihar / Dir. Amit Roushan / Hindi / 60 min)


The Youth Director Award, instituted by Janabheri from this year, for the promising young theatremakers from the national level who have made outstanding constribution to the contemporary Indian theatre scenario will be announced on the concludng day of the festival. 

The festival team includes Abhimanyu Vinayakumar (Festival Director), Jose Koshy (Technical Director) and M.V.Vinayakumar and Renu Ramanath (Festival Co-ordinators), guided by an Expert Committee comprising Abhilash Pillai and B.Ananthakrishnan. 

An Organising  Committee with P.C.Chacko MP as chairman and senior journalist M.P.Surendran as General Convener has been formed for conducting the festival. 



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Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) 2013 Winners


Best Play: Gasha

Best Director: Satyabrata Rout (Matte Eklavya)

Best Stage Design: SamKutty Pattimkari (The Old Man and the Sea)

Best Lighting Designer: Shaji Surendranath (After The Silence)

Best Innovative Sound Design: Claudio Clavija (After the Silence)

Best Costume Design: Reuben Paul Nathanael.P (Mirugavidushagam) & Ms. Neela (Matte Eklavya)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Dingri Naresh (Matte Eklavya) 

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Valeria Olguin Espinoza (After the Silence)

Best Supporting Actor (Male): Chidambara Poojari (Matte Eklavya) & Yashwanth (Matte Eklavya)

Best Supporting Actor (Female): Bhavna Pani (So Many Socks)

Best Original Script: Irawati Karnik (Gasha)

Best Ensemble: Gasha

Best Choreographer: Martin John C (After The Silence)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ebrahim Alkazi