Overall view of the works done by Kalari
During the first phase, Native Kongu region art forms like koothu, paavaikoothu, kattabommalattam were performed in various places like Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati for recognition among the cultural arts. The shows were done on behalf of the Sangeeth Kala Academy.
Through Salem region’s cultural center, forty performing arts belonging to Erode region were distributed with housing plots.
In an attempt to document an artist’s life, a volume of book named Arungoothu and a documentary movie ‘’Vidhaithavasam’’ were released.
Elder artists were enabled to receive government subsidies in addition to making 80 artists the members of the folk arts welfare association, through which their medical and educational needs are funded.
To encourage the artists in their work, we conduct annual celebrations to felicitate the performing artists with awards and prize money.
Other similar programs under construction are Documentary movie about female paavai koothu artists Periya Seeragapaadi Saroja-Muthulakshmi.
The life of a stage play lies in the timed stroke of a musical instrument, the insist that it makes with every repeating sound, the gap it fills during a play, its significance in providing a flow of events etc.. Getting those nuances at right place needs a maestro musical artist of its kind. Such was the skill of the performing arts musician and genius Ammapettai Chellapan, about whom Kalari made a documentary film on.
In another attempt to reconstruct and republish the lost written books about performing arts, collection and publication works are undergoing for books about the decorative works involved in koothu, udanganaiyin kanavu nilai, etc.
Kalari heritage and charitable trust
SB-account State Bank of India