Kathakali School


  • Primary Skill Others-Choreographer,,Event Organising
  • Other Skills Dancer-Kathakali,Mohiniattam
  • Address Kathakali School, Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur, 679531
  • Language Malayalam, English
  • Website http://www.kathakalischool.com/

The Kathakali School (Kerala Kalamandalam Alumni Cultural Centre) is a unified effort by a group of devoted enthusiasts led by Kalamandalam Gopalakrishnan. The Kathakali School members are highly qualified world renowned artists who have achieved National, and International acclaim by their performances in the various arts like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Kuchupudi. Kathakali School has had a steady growth and has earned a name for teaching and researching in the classical arts of Kerala. There are regular classes conducted, of Classical Arts such as Kathakali, Mohiniyattom, Bharathanatyam, Kuchupudi, Kalaripayyatu, etc.

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Sri. Kalamandalam Gopalakrishnan was born in 1967, showed remarkable interest in Kathakali from his childhood. He is the grandson of great Malayalam poet P. Kunchiraman Nair. After his school education in northern part of Kerala he has moved to Kerala Kalamandalam for studying Kathakali. During his study, he was selected for Scholarship by Dept. of Culture. Govt. of India.

He has more than 800 stage performances in and out of India in his credit. He has choreographed for several Malayalam films. He has served as an eminent Kathakali teacher for several Indian and foreign students. His students spread all over the world. He has performed Kathakali in Italy, Germany, Russia, Poland etc.

Kalamandalam Gopalakrishnan is considered as one of the outstanding Kathakali artists of Kerala. He got ample opportunities to prove his mettle in three different fields that is Acting (Abhinaya), Choreography and stage direction. He has got proven ability to do all important Kathakali characters. He has an ability to enthrall the audience and can develop an instant rapport with them. All his characters are highly acclaimed by the media, audience and critics.

Presently he lives in Cheruthuruthy and associates with Kathakali School and Kalathrangini, institutions developed for Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kalaripayattu etc.
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