Performer of substance

  • By Hindu
  • | Thursday | 14th September, 2017

In the journey through the art, Usha felt the desire to enact female characters of strength and personality. Nangiarkoothu is a narration and therefore the performer keeps changing from one character to another. Many women characters went off the stage in many classic dramas. Her grandmother was a consummate Nangiarkoothu performer. Trained rigorously in the gurukula system by Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, she was taught not just the art but a way of living steeped in values and traditions.

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