Kalari in the park

Kalari Gurukulam presented KalariMargam; a dawn to dusk programme on renowned martial art form Kalripayattu on the 26th of February, 2011. The informal performance/lecture demonstration was staged at Band Stand in Cubbon park. Citizens of Bangalore who went for an evening walk in the park experienced a flavor of this art form.

Demystifying Kalari Pic Courtesy: www.kalarigurukulam.com

Though Kalaripayattu is well-known amidst the artist community of Bangalore this was a first of its kind programme initiated by the Gurukulam to promote as well as create an awareness for the layman in the city. The programme took them on a journey from the fundamentals to the mesmerising display of weapon, combat techniques and acrobatics.

The students of Kalari Gurukulam from age 6 to 50+, were part of this educative venture. With lecture demonstration sessions in both English and Kannada, it engaged audience of every age and class of the society. The event that started at seven in the morning and continued all the way till sunset brought in a different hue and energy to the park.

Demystifying Kalari Pic Courtesy: www.kalarigurukulam.com

The onlookers were introduced to the positive effects that Kalaripayattu could bring into their lives. Be it physical fitness, creativity for children, self defence or a movement art form.

Performances this weekend


The 2nd Nrithyabharathi a unique dance festival featuring the prominent 8 Indian classical dance forms of India is scheduled to be held on 5th march 2011 at Sevasadan, Malleshwaram 14th cross, Bangalore 5pm onwards. The Artists of the evening are: Bharatanatyam by Shilpa Darshan( Chennai) Kuchipudi by Bala Tripura Sundari (Andhra Pradesh), Mohiniattam by Divya (Kerala), Kathakali   by  Probal gupta (Bangalore), Odissi    by Soumya Bose( Orissa), Kathak  by Jayanthi Mukherjee(Kolkata), Manipuri by Debanjali (Kolkata), Sattriya by  Mridusmitha (Guwahati)


A classical music concert on the 5th of March at 6pm at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram, Bangalore. A  Performance by Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (Vocal and Violin) as a tribute to her Guru on the occasion of the launch of the audio CD ‘Nadha Natana- Lalgudi Thillanas’. The accompanying artists of the evening include by Murad Ali (Sarangi), Anil Srinivasan (Piano), K Arun Prakash (Mridangam), Praveen D Rao (tabla) and B.S. Purushotham (kanjira).

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Veena Basavarajaiah a contemporary and classical solo artist based in Bangalore. www.veenadance.com