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The Department of English, Amrita School of Arts, Humanities and Commerce, Amritapuri campus organized a Kathakali performance and lecture demonstration as a part of the literary week conducted by Prayaana, the association of the Department of English. The performance was enacted by SPICMACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth), a non – political, nationwide, voluntary movement. Students and faculty members from various departments on the campus witnessed the enactment, alongside inmates from Mata Amritanandamayi Math and other enthusiasts. The founder of SPICMACAY Dr. Kiran Seth was also among the dignitaries of the event. To help the audience get familiarised with the intricacies of the art of Kathakali, artist and guru Shri. Kalamandalam Amaljith Nair presented a lecture demonstration explaining how the enactment needs to be experienced by the audience. After the demonstration, Kathakali performance commenced with an enactment of an extract from Karnashapadham, taken from the Itihasa of Mahabharata. Artist Kudamaloor Murali Krishnan enacted as Karnan and guru Shri. Kalamandalam Amaljith Nair played Kunthi. The program was indeed a great success with the artists receiving a standing ovation from the audience.
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