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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 center, 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.
Aims & Objectives
  • To promote other Indian Classical dances.
  • To provide training for boys and girls in the art of dance.
  • To co-operative with the Central academies, Universities, State Academies and other institutions and association for the furtherance of the development and enrichment of India Culture as a whole especially in the field of Indian dances.
  • To co-operative, as far as possible, and to the extent necessary, the activities in the field of dance and for their scientific development and enrichment.
  • To promote research in the field of dance and to establish a library and a museum for the purpose.
  • To sponsor festivals in the field of the above mentioned art
  • To arrange performance by eminent dancers, promote inter-state cultural exchange and thereby contribute to the National integration of India.
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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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