Kalakshethram, Dombivli is a common platform
for artistes, students and connoisseurs of Indian classical
art forms and the rich cultural heritage of India.
Started in 1984, it has constantly marked its rich presence
in the cultural horizons of the City and satellite towns,
with memorable artistic feasts at regular intervals. Seminar
& Lecture Demonstration on various disciples of Indian
classical dances, Four-day Nalacharitham Festival,
Gurushishyparampara are a few examples. Great
performances in Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Chakyarkoothu,
Nangiarkoothu, Ottamthullal, Mohiniattam, Bharathnatyam,
Kuchippudi, Odissi, Thayampaka, Melam, Panchavadyam,
Ashtapadi, Carnatic Music concerts, Mudiyettu, Theyyam, etc.
by legendary Gurujis and Maestros like Kalamandalam
Ramankutty Nair, Kalamandalam (Late) Padmanabhan Nair,
Kalamandalam Gopi, Kottakkal Sivaraman, Kalamandalam
(Late) Krishnakutty Poduval, Appukkutty
Poduval, Achunni Poduval, Unnikrishna Kurup, Ammannor
Madhava Chakyar, Alipparambu Sivarama Poduval, Aliparambu
Kunhikrishna Poduval, Mattannor Sankarankutty, Dr. Kanak
Rele, to name a few. So far Kalakshethram has presented
about 100 programs, many of them acclaimed to be the best
ever presented in this part of the country. Kalakshethram
conducts classes in Kathakali,
Bharathanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kahakali Music,
Carnatic Music, Chenda, Violin, Mridangam, Drawing, etc.
Kalakshethram has also choreographed a series of ballets set
on classical dances taken from epics and legends.
Kalakshethram has also choreographed and presented new three
Kathakali plays – ‘Satyavan Savithri’ ‘Naranathu Bhranthan’
and “Prithavishadam’. Over 100 students are undergoing
tutelage under the best teachers available, with a clear
syllabus, regular examinations and stage performances. Many
students have won prizes in competitions in national level.