Unnayi Warrier Smaraka Kalanilayam
ഉണ്ണായി വാര്യര് സ്മാരക കലാനിലയം
|Affiliation||Government of Kerala|
|Vice-Chancellor||Puthur Achutha Menon|
Unnayi Warrier Smaraka Kalanilayam (Malayalam: ഉണ്ണായി വാര്യര് സ്മാരക കലാനിലയം) is a performing arts training institution in Irinjalakuda in Thrissur District of Kerala. The centre is affiliated with the Government of Kerala.
The institution was established in 1955 in memory of Unnayi Variyar, renowned writer of Nalacharitham. It is governed by a body of 12 persons elected from the general council consisting of 102 life members. Former prime minister of Cochin Panampilly Govinda Menon inaugurated the centre.
Courses and performances
The centre offers courses in Kathakali vesham, Kathakali music, Kathakali chenda, Kathakali maddalam, Kathakali chutty, Koppupani (crafting of accessories & other costumes), Classical music, Violin, Bharathanatyam, Mohiniattam and Kuchipudi.
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