Kalari Academy of Performing Arts (KAPA) is the professional place to learn and practice Kalaripayattu and make it a part of one's daily life. We seek to preserve and endorse the virtues of traditional Kalaripayattu martial arts through our academy of performing arts.
Our mission is to popularise Kalaripayattu and provide easy accessibility to the common man. Our students come from a variety of background ranging from school and college -going youth to middle-aged executives and IT professionals. Kalaripayattu is not just for the guys alone. Almost 30 percent of students and some of the best performing artists and students are girls. This art form can easily be learnt and mastered at any age by anyone with dedication.
The Academy strives to preserve and endorse the virtues of traditional Kalaripayattu through the following means:
TrainingWorkshops & Seminars for dancers and theatre professionalsStage PerformancesDance Choreography
Contribution of the academy to Indian Sulture.
Our mission is to nurture and preserve one of India’s oldest and richest art form “The Kalaripayattu”
We have succeeded in subtly blending Kalaripayattu with classical and contemporary dance forms. These newly-evolved dance forms are a natural part of Kalari's evolution, from being a pure martial combat used to settle differences in battles to the death, to an art meant for self-expression and keeping fit.
Enhance awareness on India’s rich culture & heritage and especially our proud lineage in the field of martial arts
Motivate artists from other streams to innovate different mechanisms to nourish and popularize their art forms
Promote cooperation and collaboration among the national and global art/creative fraternity.
Ensure global acceptance of Kalaripayattu as an unique and multifaceted martial art
Ranjan Mullaratt - Having practiced Kalaripayattu for over 12 years as the student of the eminent master P K Balan Gurukkal, Ranjan Mullaratt today conducts regular classes. Although his training has been orthodox, Ranjan has succeeded in subtly blending Kalaripayattu with classical and contemporary dance forms. These newly-evolved dance forms are a natural part of Kalari's evolution, from being a pure martial combat used to settle differences in battles to the death, to an art meant for self-expression and keeping fit.
Ranjan's expertise saw him being invited to France for the 'Festival Latitudes Vilette Lude De Sud' by the French Government as a part of a cultural exchange program. His various accomplishments include choreography of Kalari movements in Mr. M S Sathyu's play 'Smashana Kurukshetra' which involved integrating Kalari movements and techniques into classical dance forms like Bharathanatyam and Odissi.Ranjan has also had the unique opportunity of co-choreographing the 'Sona Chandi Chyavanaprash' advertisement and working with the nation's pride, Mr. Saurav Ganguly.In a heartfelt bid to dispel the shrouds of mystery surrounding Kalaripayattu and popularize the art form, Ranjan has hosted several programs.
To contact us
Kalari Academy of Performing Arts.
#25, V N Plaza, Bazaar Streest
Brigade Cross Road, Bangalore - 560025. India.
Mobile 91-99451 55995
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