Mizhavu Thyambaka - voicing the space of the Inner
by Kalamandalam Iswaran Unni & group
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|Mizhavu (Mizhavil) Thayambaka (*) - a feast in rhythmic skill and aesthetic expression
Kalamandalam Iswaran Unni, trained under the mizhavu guru Narayanan Nambiyar and the head of the [mizhavu] department in Kalamandalam, is an outstanding mizhavu player who recently received the prestigious title of `Paanivaadaratnam,' instituted by the Paimkulam Rama Chakiyar Smaraka Kalapeedhom.
The [mizhavu] is traditionally the indispensable drum used in [koodiyattom] and [koothu] only -- with great symbolic significance as it sets the mood for a play and heighten its drama.
It is the merit of Ishwaran Unni & group to have repeatedly demonstrated with a Mizhavu Thyambaka the potential of this percussion instrument that goes beyond the boundaries of its significance within the ancient temple art forms.
We can expect from him and his group a most inspiring and exceptional percussion performance.
Other instruments that will be used:
[chengila] (as it is used in Kathakali) - a circular bronze gong, struck with a wooden stick to mark the accented beats of a [tala] (rhythmic pattern),
[ilattalam] (a pair of cymbals as it is used in Kathakali plays as a further way of keeping time)
(*) [thayam] means [Sanskrit] combination of certain [svaras] + [vaka] means [Sanskrit] variety = [thyambaka]
[svara] = [Sanskrit] sound, note (pitch position)
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|stage, landscaping :
lightening & decoration :
|Alok Marg & friends
Franko Francis & friends
K.H. Krishnan (Velappaya Kannan), Thrissur, 0487-2429444, 2388155
|"Nalukkettu", former Alakkattu Mana, Perumpillissery / Cherpu
Sunday, February 19th, 2006
5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
We will continue the tradition to invite after the performance for a sitting together
while enjoying some snack and something to drink.
Please confirm your attendance up to February 18th, 2006
-- so we can make arrangements accordingly.
944 700 2540, (487) 234 3991
© 2006 Prem Manasvi.