Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi

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Coordinates: 10°31′57.86″N 76°13′7.1″E / 10.5327389°N 76.218639°E / 10.5327389; 76.218639

Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi
Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy.jpg
Front-view of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy in Thrissur
Abbreviation KSNA
Formation April 26, 1958; 59 years ago (1958-04-26)
Headquarters Thrissur, Kerala, India
Region served
Kerala
Chairperson
K. P. A. C. Lalitha (present)
Parent organisation
Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala
Website Official website

Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi is located in Thrissur city, of Kerala, in India.[1] It was established on 26 April 1958, inaugurated by then Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Its aim is to foster and develop Kerala dance, drama and music and to promote the cultural unity of Kerala. It works in close collaboration with the Sangeet Natak Akademi in New Delhi for the enrichment of Indian culture. A regional theatre is constructed in Thrissur with all modern facilities .

The academy is starting a cultural centre at the Bahrain Kerala Samajam in Bahrain on October 1, 2010. The Bahrain centre is the first cultural extension centre to be opened by the academy. The academy would also set up similar centres in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.[2]

Inside the academy compound

On 27 April 2017, The Akademi announced awards for various fields like music, dance, theatre and traditional art forms for the year 2016. [3]

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