Bhava Bhavanam will be inaugurated at 5:30pm on Sept 2, 2013, by Dr Padma Subrahmanyam. The performances will commence at 6pm. Organised under the theme of Gurustvam, meaning ‘thou art my teacher’, the fifth edition of Bhava Bhavanam is intended to pay homage to the various Kathakali gurus whose work has shaped the art form as it is viewed and performed today. The festival will feature a range of performers and gurus including Guru V. P. Dhananjayan, C.K. Balagopalan, Professor A. Janardhanan, Sadanam Balakrishnan, Sadanam Harikumar, Kalamandalam Unnikrishnan, Kalanilayam Gopinath and Kesavan Kundalayar ensuring that all Kathakali enthusiasts have a truly memorable experience.

An added feature for rasikas is that at 10am on each of the five days, the school presenting the evening’s performance will anchor an hour-long lecture-demonstration on various aspects of its performing tradition. At 11am on each of the days of the festival, noted scholar B Sundarkumar will present an upanyasam on the story being performed that evening.
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All are welcome.n all five days.