‘Kalaripayattu’ enthralled locals on Tuesday at MPSD

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‘Kalaripayattu’ enthralled locals on Tuesday at MPSD

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The theatre students of Madhya Pradesh School od Drama (MPSD) showcased their learning on Tuesday.

The theatre lovers were enthralled watching  martial art form ‘Kalaripayattu’ on Tuesday at MPSD  The students of Madhya Pradesh School of Drama (MPSD) presented the martial arts ‘Kalaripayattu’ as their class presentation.

A martial art expert from Chennai  K Vinod taught the participants Kalaripayattu at MPSD.

The one-month long workshop concluded with the class presentation on Tuesday.

Notably, the students of batch of 2019-20 presented the class presentation.

MPSD Director Alok Chatterjee said that martial arts bring a kind of discipline in life.

It awakens the inner strength in an individual. He said that the students of MPSD had been learning the art form since one month.

The workshop began on July 20 and concluded on Tuesdat.

He said that the time in theatre presentations is changing and if folk techniques are mixed with the martial art the presentation will become more attractive to perform.

The students presented entire form with confidence. The entire performance was much enjoyed by the

audience.

Kalaripayattu is a martial art, which originated as a style in Kerala, southern India.

The word kalari first appears in the Tamil Sangam literature to describe both a battlefield and combat arena.

The word kalari tatt denoted a martial feat, while kalari kozhai meant a coward in war.

Each warrior in the Sangam era received regular military training. It is considered to be one of the oldest surviving fighting systems in still existence in the world. It was originally practiced in northern and central parts of Kerala and southern parts of Tamil Nadu.

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