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Kalyana Krishna Dance & Music Festival 2006

Kalyana Krishna Dance and Music Festival –2006
Dec 2nd, 3rd & 4th
T.D.M. Hall Ernakulam


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Kalyana Krishna Dance and Music festival had its inaugural function on the 2nd of December 2006. The Master of Ceremony Smitha Gopakumar, and Parvathy A introduced the guests Kalamandalam Shankaran Embrandiri, Kalamandalam Keshavan, and Kottakkal Shivaraman. Then Chairman Mr. Jyotis Balasubramanian and Managing Trustee Guru Sreedevi Rajan honored the guests with Ponnada. After the Chairman’s address the distinguished guests, lit the Bhadra Deepam and blessed the organization.


The evening marked it’s beginning with a Guru Pranamam. The staff and students of Nrithyakshetra presented a Jugalbandi in Kathakali and Mohiniyattam to the lyrics choreographed by Guru Sreedevi Rajan, saluting The Gurus (Late Padmasree Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair and Late Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma.


The Guru Pranamam was followed by a Kathakali performance, in which Guru Kottakkal Shivaraman portrayed Lalitha in Poothana Moksham. Guru Shankaran Embradiri with all his ailments was very excited in accepting the foundations invitation and blessed the evening’s audience by leading the show with his vocal. Mr. Rajeev as Shingidi supported Guru Shankaran Embradiri. The melam side was lead by Guru Kalamandalam Kesavan and Kalamandalam Sasi on Chenda and Maddalam respectively.

To fulfill one of the aims of the organization, to encourage the eminent young artists, the second day started with a Bhajan Sandhya by K. K. Prasad and party. This was followed by a Mohiniyattam performance by Guru Kalamandalam Kshemavathi.

The final day was concluded with three dance styles. Guru Kalakshetra Vilasini presented Bharatanatyam, Anupama Mohan presented Kuchipudi and Smitha Rajan presented Mohiniyattam.

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