Natanakaisiki is a Research Centre for dance and theatre traditions of the women of Kerala as part of Natanakairali. Mohiniyattam, Nangiar Koothu and Thiruvathira Kali are the major art forms at present included in the study of Natanakaisiki which was founded by Nirmala Paniker in 1979.
Nirmala Paniker, disciple of guru Kalyani Kutty Amma, is a dancer and choreographer. As a research scholar, she has investigated the links between the dance forms practiced by the women of ancient Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
One of the major activities of Natanakaisiki is a Mohiniyattam kalari (school) where students are trained in the dance form following the methodology deviced by Nirmala Paniker. The training is rigorous and based on a highly involved as well as personalized gurukulam pattern.
Nirmala Paniker, Director
Ammannur Chakyar Madhom
Irinjalakuda - 680121 (Kerala, India)
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