Keli is now entering the 23rd year of its tireless journey in pursuit of excellence in the rich and diverse forms of India's artistic traditions. The forthcoming 3 day long Keli festival scheduled on 16,17,18 January 2015 will focus on Kathakali. Kathakali, one of India's major dance drama traditions, is a synthesis of many arts traditions carefully developed within the frame work of the Sanskrit Theatre.
Pandi Melam is one of the major forms of chenda melam. Comprising of instruments like chenda, ilathalam, kombu and kuzhal, Pandi melam is capable of creating a fascinating sound environment,rhythmic patterns and percussive accents unique to the world. Pandi melam is basically a 7 beat ensemble.
Thayambaka is an intricate and aesthetically formulated rhythm work. It is believed to have flourished during the 1900s, spans an average of 90 minutes. It begins at a slow pace before scaling on to a medium tempo and eventually culminating in high, frenzied speed. Thayambaka allows maximum individual freedom to..