Welcome to Guru Gopinath Natanagramam
The Guru Gopinath Natanagramam is a cultural institution functioning under the Department of Culture, Government of Kerala. It was Started in 1994 under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act of 1955 as per the directions in Government Order (GO) M.S. No. 38/94/CAD Dated 26.11.1994. The centre, named after the late Dr. Guru Gopinath, a pioneer reformer of Kathakali dance, was established in Vattiyoorkavu, a suburb of capital city Thiruvananthapuram.
The Guru Gopinath Natanagramam has been established as a centre for learning, training and research in various Indian Dance forms, particularly Kerala Natanam, the dance form composed by the maestro Guru Gopinath. The institution carries on the attempts initiated by the Guru to popularise the dance forms of Kerala and to find fresh talents.
Pioneering the training and development of the Kerala Natanam style of dancing, promotion of all Indian classical and folk dance forms and setting up of audio visual library and research centre, organising dance festivals are the other aims of the society. It conducts free training programme for the needy and talent students from the Government Schools in Trivandrum.
Major Artforms
Kerala Natanam
Kerala Natanam can be called a stylised form of Kathakali. Guru Gopinath developed his own style that was appealing to the masses who were then devoid of art and dance, without compromising on the classical background. He never tried to reform Kathakali and to tamper with the...
The traditional costume worn in Mohiniyattam is white with a gold border, and gold ornaments are worn. The unique coiffure with hair gathered on the left side of the head reflect it's aesthetic appeal, making it distinct from the other dance forms of India.
Bharata Natyam
Bharata Natyam is one of the oldest dance forms of India. It was nurtured in the temples and courts of southern India since ancient times. Later it was codified and documented as a performing art in the 19th century by four brothers known as the Tanjore Quartet whose musical compositions...
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Guru Gopinath Natanagramam
(Govt. of Kerala undertaking - Dept. of Cultural Affairs)
Kuruvikkad, Vattiyoorkavu P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram 695 013
Tel: 0471 2364771
E-mail: secretaryggng@gmail.com
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