Kathakali School Society, a centre for performing arts and culture is situated in Cheruthuruthy, Kerala, India since 1990. It is a unified effort by a group of enthusiasts led by Kalamandalam Gopalakrishnan. The staff at Kathakali School is highly qualified and they are eminent performers. Kathakali School Society was registered under the Societies Act on 10-09-2008 and bears the Reg. No. R-460/08.
We are primarily a teaching institution and the school concentrates on the classical performing art forms of Kerala – Kathakali and Mohiniyattam. Bharathanatyam and Kuchuppudi and several folk and martial-arts forms are also taught here. The School is a non-profit organization. We do not charge our regular students any fees.
We have received the approval of the Govt. of India, in the form of salary grant for our staff. To supplement Kathakali School Society also stages performances for various sponsors. Kathakali School has performed in almost all continents of the world. In India the school has conducted a number of programmes and workshops for Government and Private Organizations. The main workshops were conducted at Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad at various times for CCRT, Govt of India. The Kendra Sangeetha Nataka Academy has also conducted workshops with us. Kathakali School Society has had a presence at the partnership meet with Kerala Tourism at several places in India.
The Govt. of India has held Cultural Exchange programmes abroad with the School. The South and North Zone Cultural Centres frequently invite us for workshops and performances.
- Kathakali School is an academy for training in Classical Indian dances.
- We make enthusiasts in the field into professionals.
- Kathakali School conducts short term courses (2 weeks, 1 month & 3 months) for
Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Bharathanatyam, Kuchupudi, Kalaripayattu and other Kerala Arts.
- We provide accomodation and other facilities for foreign students.
- If required, we can conduct classes in your country.
Our areas of excellence
Demonstration - CCRT Govt. of India
Major Set -Nalacharitham Kathakali at JTPac, Ernamkulam
Photo section for "STARK WORLD", Bangalore
Cultural Procession - Kerala Tourism
Mohiniyattam at Lulu International Convention Center
Kathakali Costume Exhibition at 'JTPac', Ernamkulam
Pooram Coordinated for Private Family in Wadakkanchery
For those interested, Kathakali School Society also has several CDs and DVDs of their performances available.
Rhythm of Kerala