PERFORMING ARTIST IN KATHAKALI

Address : 'GAYA',
SANATHANAPURAM PO, ALAPPUZHA, KERALA STATE, INDIA.

Phone : 0477 2268446 ( India)
9495439766

E-mail : kalamandalamganeshan@gmail.com
kalamandalamganeshan2000@yahoo.com

Kalamandalam Ganeshan .......

as an ARTIST for the last 37 years

as a TEACHER for the last 22 years
as a RESEARCHER for the last 3 years

Awards and Fellowships received ........

1. Vazhenkada Kunchu Nair Smaraka Award for the best student artist in 1986
2. Junior Research Fellowship from the Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resources, Gov. of India 1993
3. Sargaprathibha Award from the Kalakshethram 2000.
4. Kerala Adhyathmika Samskarika Samithi Award 2003.
5. Kalaratna Puraskaram from Art and Cultural movement of India ( ACMI) 2005.

Nations Visited ..........

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, England, Greece.

Profession / Academic .........

* Selected Kathakali as Profession and is a part of my life.
* Conducting demonstration classes for students in schools and colleges.
* Conducting a Kathakali theater 'KELI' for those who are interested to visit.
* Conducting a school for performing arts under my
my supervision.

Institution ........

NATYAKALA
- An institution for Classical/Folk/Art Research Center approved by Govt. of Kerala.

Books/Articles ......

1. Kathakali Literature 'RAVANAYANAM'
2. Kathakali Enthe ? Engene ?


KALAMANDALAM GANESHAN AND CHILDREN

MRS. KALAMANDALAM GANESHAN

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

KATHAKALI VIDEO CLIP with Sound

video

Paccha vezham

1.Pacha signifies noble character or good person

 2.In Kathakali the green colour signifies the SATHWIKA BHAVA Means substancial emotion or expression)      of the character which means that the true virtues nature and prospirity
3.there are two type of Paccha vezham or character in kathakali .They use diffrent type of crown  One is called Krishna Mudi and the other is call Kesabhara kireedom(rounded crown) Krishna mudi use Rama ,Krishna etc      .Kesabharam use Arjuna Bheema etc

4.there is no direct relation ship betweenthe audience and Paccha character .However there exist a silent interaction between them
5.         exept  eye eyebrow forehead  and lips werefull green colour in the face
6according to the mithology of hindu Kathakali is actualy performing in the heaven  or kathakali is a heavenly art .God is bigger than humanbeings so we enlarge all things . For the make up we use only natural colour ,only five natural colours Manayola ,Anjanam,Chayillyam,Indigo,Manjapodi
7CHUNDAPPOOVU(Solana) for red eye.Paijamas, Adikkuppayam (inner garment)
8Virtue and truth will always win and exist .Injust or immorality and untruthdullness never win and exist