One of the more important results of recognition is the establishment of more institutions dedicated to the pursuance and teaching of Kutiyattam in Kerala. Painkulam Ramachakyar Smaraka Gurukulam in Painkulam, Mani Madhava Chakyar Gurukulam in Lakkidi, Pothiyil Gurukulam in Kottayam, the Krishnan Nambiar Smaraka Mizhavu Kalari by VKK Hariharan and Usha Nangiar, Nepathya by Margi Madhu and Indu G, and Koppu Nirmana Kendram in Vellinezhi (dedicated to the carpentry of costumes) are new centers playing a big role in the consolidation and propagation of the tradition of Kutiyattam by training a new generation of students, reviving old choreographies, codifying new ones and transmitting the art through performances and lecture-demonstrations across the country. The Sangeet Natak Akademi started Kutiyattam Kendra: National Centre for Kutiyattam in Thiruvananthapuram in 2006 for the preservation and creative growth of Kutiyattam.
(Sudha Gopalakrishnan in ‘Kutiyattam: UNESCO proclamation and the change in institutional model and patronage,’ NFSC Indian Folklife Journal issue 38, June 2011)

A film on venerated Kathakali actor ‘Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair’ is directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan (2005). Known as a standard-bearer and path-breaker, the story of his career and accomplishments has become part of the history of Kathakali itself. His strict adherence to classical tradition and the relentless pursuit for perfection makes him the most astute practitioner of Kathakali. Cinematography is by A Radhakrishnan and editing by Ajith.

Several Kutiyattam training and performing centers have been established in Kerala and more students have been attracted to training. However, such efforts are confined within the state of Kerala: there is no institution to train and perform Kutiyattam outside of it.
(Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar in ‘Kutiyattam: An overview of ten years after the declaration of UNESCO,’ NFSC Indian Folklife Journal issue 38, June 2011)

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