Kerala Kalamandalam, the cultural repository of Kerala, founded in 1927, by the famous poet Vallathol Narayana Menon to revive the art and dance form of Kerala, which was heralded as Kerala's first institution to provide training in classical performing arts. Kerala Kalamandalam Cheruthuruthy is situated in Trichur district of Kerala
One of the most revered places for the traditional art forms of Kerala, the Kalamandalam Kerala is the cradle of Kathakali training in India. Besides a major centre for Kathakali training, Kalamandalam also imparts training in other performing art forms like Mohiniyattam, Koodiyattam, Thullal and Nangiarkoothu. Training in vocal and percussion instruments are also conducted here. Many of the internationally renowned artistes of Kerala and India have been trained here.
Kalamandalam is the Kerala's first institution to provide training in classical performing arts. The classical dance forms Mohiniyattam and Kathakali were loosing importance at the time when Kalamandalam was established. It is through Kalamandalam that these two dance forms gained much importance.
The Kerala Kalamandalam has a simple, pure and ethnic atmosphere in which the traditional arts have survived through centuries. The Koothambalam, the traditional dance theatre at Kalamandalam is the only one in Kerala.
Kalamandalam is an immortal name in the cultural map of the world. Kalamandalam is a residential centre of learning. During the study, they have to stay there. Kerala Kalamandalam is situated in Cheruthuruthy in Thrissur district on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha.