Is Chakyar Koothu a folk dance?
Chakyar Koothu is a Kerala traditional dance form that is performed in temples. Chakyar Koothu was originally only performed in Hindu temple Koothambalam.
Who is the founder of Chakyar Koothu?
Padma Shri Māni Mādhava Chākyār, a virtuoso of this art, who took Koothu and Kudiyattam outside the temples to the common people. He was the first to perform Chakyar Koothu for All India Radio and Dordarshan.
What is meant by Koothu?
Koothu or Therukoothu (jwalith)(Tamil: கூத்து), is an ancient art, where artists play songs with dance and music in storytelling the epics, performed in Tamil; it is a folk art originated from the early Tamil country. More precisely Koothu refers to either Terukuttu (Tamil:தெருக்கூத்து) or Kattaikkuttu.
Who is chakyar?
Chakyar (Malayalam: ചാക്യാർ; Cākyār; Malayalam pronunciation: [tɕäkjär]; also spelled Cakyar, Chakkiar, Chakiar, etc.) is an intermediate priestly caste coming under the Ambalavasi community of Hindus in the Kerala state of India. The women in this caste are called Illotammas.
What is Tamil street dance called?
Koothu. Theru koothu is possibly the most popular entertainment forms in rural Tamil Nadu. It literally means “street party”.
Who plays the female role in koodiyattam?
Instead, the female roles are played by Nangyaramma. Koodiyattam performances are often lengthy and elaborate, ranging from 12 to 150 hours spread across several nights.
What is Chakyar koothu dance form?
Chakyar Koothu is a traditional dance form of Kerala that is performed in the temples. Chakyar Koothu was originally performed only in Koothambalams of Hindu temples. It is a highly refined monologue where the performer narrates episodes from Hindu epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Who was the first person to perform Chakyar Koothu for All India Radio?
It was Natyacharya – meaning a great teacher and practitioner of natyam (dramaturgy), a title accorded in his honour- Padma Shri Māni Mādhava Chākyār, a virtuoso of this art, who took Koothu and Kudiyattam outside the temples to the common people. He was the first to perform Chakyar Koothu for All India Radio and Doordarshan.
What is nangiyar Koothu?
If the Koothu is performed solo by a Chakyar, it is called as the Prabhandha Koothu and at times they are presented by the Nangiyar women. This is called as Nangiyar Koothu. Initially this art was performed only from inside the temples.
What is Koothu?
It is an ancient theatrical art and the expressions and gestures performed in Koothu are related to the principles mentioned in the treatise Bharata’s Natya Shastra. Through this performance the actor has a brilliant way to embarrass the audience. The themes for the play are taken from the stories of the epics which are originally in Sanskrit.