Bharatanatyam dancer / scholar Sandhya Purecha is the only dancer in India to have rendered the full text of the Abhinaya Darpana's 324 slokas into an audio-visual narrative, at present carefully preserved by the IGNCA. The work grew from 1986 to 1996, to be eventually consolidated in the IGNCA archives.
(“Bonding shastra with sampradaya” by Utpal K Banerjee, Pioneer, New Delhi, Sept 2, 2003).

Adoor Gopalakrishnan, leading filmmaker, made a 3-hour documentary on Koodiyattam for screening before the Unesco jury in Paris. Avoiding the hustle and bustle of filmmaking, Adoor filmed the performances in the koothambalams in Kidangoor and Harippad. Originally 7 hour long, the documentary was cut down to 3 hours. The jury unanimously decided to honor Koodiyatam after watching 15 minutes of the film. The film captured the essence of different plays but does not feature the art form's living legend Ammannoor Madhava Chakyar.
('Dance of joy' by Vinu Abraham, The Week, June 3, 2001).

When Ragini Devi went to Kalamandalam for the first time, Mukunda Raja, the director, told her that Vallathol had gone deaf in his thirties and he communicated by means of Kathakali gestures and writing on the palm of the hand with a finger.
('Dance Dialects of India' by Ragini Devi).

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