Odissi Dance by Sujata Mohapatra, Odra-Magadhi, classical dance form, DVD, Invis Multimedia

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/rLzjFCg90YY?f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata] Invis Multimedia ( www.invismultimedia.com ) presents Odissi performance by Sujata Mohapatra. The dance featured is Mangalacharan (Ganesha Vandana).Odissi which serves as the ideal medium for the expression is truly a soft, lyrical, classical dance. For more videos, visit www.indiavideo.org


[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/KZnUdmraWdI?f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata] Video of Tolpavakoothu or leather puppet play, an ancient art form of Kerala. This form of leather puppetry is popular in and around the district of Palakkad. Traditional performed in temples this art form is part of the culture of Kerala. Tholpavakoothu adopts stories from Kamba Ramayanam, Tamil version of Indian epic Ramayana written Read more about Tolpavakoothu[…]

Chavittu Natakam

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/qNP8eiEJ4ao?f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata] Video of Chavittunatakam, a dance-drama popular among the Christians of Kerala. This art form originated among the Latin catholics during the early days of Portuguese occupation. The scholars Chinnathambi Pillai and Vedanayakam Pillai, who lived in the 17th century, are the inventors of this dance. The themes usually are heroic tales from the Christian Read more about Chavittu Natakam[…]

Kakkarissi Natakam

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/qVFwMCu0wzE?f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata] Video of Kakkarissi Natakam, a folk theatre form of Kerala. It is noted for simple modes of expression and humour including social satire. This theatre form is believed to have originated around the 1750s. Most often stories from the ancient epics form the themes. Social satire is a major feature of this art form Read more about Kakkarissi Natakam[…]


[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/Wf4q4tvTZeQ?f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata] Video of Poorakkali, a ritual dance of Kerala. This traditional art form is performed by men during Poorams or festivals in Bhagavathy temples. This art form is popular in northern Kerala. Dancers themselves sing and keep rhythm by movements of the foot and clapping of hands. Copyright of this video vests with Department of Read more about Poorakkali[…]