The ATMA Kalakshetram promotes the learning and appreciation of classical arts as a means to achieve harmony and happiness in Life. Regular classes in Music, Dance and Violin are provided by expert artists to students of all age groups. At present, the ATMA Kalakshetram has 3 branches – at Thrissur, Puranattukara & Kolazhi.
A unique aspect of ATMA Kalakshetram is the importance given to art as a culture and a lifestyle. There are classes for senior citizens, ladies, working people, etc. These classes have a therapeutic effect, and many have reported a considerable decrease in stress levels and marked improvement in mental and physical health.
Lecture demonstrations and performances by artists and students are organized occasionally. Since 2012, ATMA Kalakshetram students have given more than 20 performances at different venues. 7 programmes – performances and lecture demonstrations – by expert artists have been organized.
The activities of ATMA Kalakshetram have earned for ATMA Foundation, recognition by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy (Reg no: 155/PFKL/2016.
ATMA Kalakshetram has an expert team of teachers for Dance, Music, Violin & Drawing
- Kalakshetra Raghi Satheesh – Bharatanatyam
- Kalamandalam Akshaya Ayyappan – Mohiniyattam
- Smt M S Suseelamani – Carnatic Vocal
- Sri Giljith – Carnatic Vocal
- Ms Dini Sunil – Carnatic Vocal
- Ms Maneesha P Muraleedharan – Violin
- Ms Ambily KC- Drawing
To promote learning and appreciation of Classical Dance among youth, ATMA is organising the ‘ATMA Nrityotsav’, a Dance Festival, with the support of Ministry of Culture, Govt of India.
ATMA Nrityotsav involves 3 components –
- Campus performances by upcoming artistes
- A 2- day workshop on dance for interested youngsters
- A 3- day mega Cultural Fest with Live –orchestra performances by Senior artistes
December 26th – 29th , 6:00 – 8:00 pm
@ Saraswathi Vidya Nikethan, Chengamanad, Near Alwaye
Performers at ATMA Nrityotsav 2018
Dr Rajashree Warrier – Bharatanatyam
Uma Govind – Bharatanatyam
Kalakshetra Raghi Satheesh – Bharatanatyam
Kalamandalam Akshaya Ayyappan – Mohiniyattam
… and others