The University of the Twelve Liberal Arts, Kerala Kala Mandalam
This is a University par excellence, situated in Cheruthuruthy, Trichur. Its green surroundings reflect the serene, calm atmosphere which engendered these divine Arts.
Kerala had about 300 Art Forms and only 50 survived after the onslaught of foreign cultures. Kerala's premier poet, Vallathol N Menon, founded this glorious Dance Academy to preserve the great, intuitively inspired sacred Arts. With other Hindu Titans like Mukunda Raja and Kunjikuttan Thampuran, this Saraswathy Temple was founded.
This College imparts training in the main performing art forms like Koodiattam, Thullal, Mohiniattam and Nangiar Koothu.
Why is Trichur considered the Cultural Capital of Kerala ?
In addition to Kala Mandalam, Trichur hosts
The Lalita Kala Academy
The Sahitya Academy
The Sangeetha Academy
Vadakkunathan Temple, site of Trichur Pooram
& Guruvayur, the fourth largest pilgrim center in the world.
We beseech the Center to give more economic assistance to this Noble School of Arts !
Thrissur, Kerala - 679531
Ph: + 91 488 2462418
Other private Dance Academies
Sunanda Performing Arts http://saigan.com/sunandanair/
Kairali Kala Kendram http://www.kairalikalakendram.in
Sowparnika Dance Academy http://www.sowparnikadanceacademy.com