Devadaasyam is a four-day festival organised by the Salabhanjika Studio for Arts and Performances in both Thrissur and Hyderabad in May. With a commitment to preserving and protecting traditional artforms and cultural rituals, the festival introduces them to younger generations through workshops and seminars in the mornings and performances by eminent artists in the evenings.
Thus far, Devadaasyam, which was launched in 2018, has included workshops in mohineeyam, thaalam, naatyashastram, mukhachayam, sangeetha shilpashala and kalamezhuthu art. The festival, the sixth and most recent edition of which was held in 2018, is scheduled to return in 2022.
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The attendees and the audiences will experience a whole new world of experience art in a way they have never experienced. An art form that in popular terms is extinct is being demonstrated and brought in front of the attendees so that they get comprehensive know-how of the art form and all the details we can possibly share with them will be shared about the art form. Three tips for the audience:-
i. Be curious
ii. Be curious
iii. Be curious
How To Get There
How to reach Thrissur
1. By Air: Thrissur does not have its own airport, but the nearest airport to this place is the Cochin Airport which is approximately 55 km away from the city. Located in Cochin, the airport connects the city with different parts of the country, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Chennai, Hyderabad, Calicut, Goa, and Mangalore as well. Besides this airport, people can also reach another airport which is at Kozhikode, around 80 kilometres from Trichur.
2. By Rail: Trichur railway station is well connected with all the major cities of India as well as every part of the state of Kerala. There are good numbers of trains for these places from different parts of India. Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi are some of the cities from where you can get a direct train to reach here. There are various types of trains such as express, super-fast and mails.
3. By Road: Thrissur is well connected with the cities like Kollam (213km), Alappuzha (130km), Shertallai (108km), Arur (176km), Ernakulam, Aluva, Chalakudi and many other cities through roadways. There are regular buses of KSRTC which run buses to Thrissur from Thiruvananthapuram.
How to Reach Hyderabad
1. By Air: The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
2. By Rail: Being the headquarter of the South Central Railway, Hyderabad is well connected with all the major cities of India, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, Kochi and Kolkata. There are railway stations at Nampally and Kachiguda. Trains leaving from these two stations can also be boarded at the Secunderabad Railway Station.
3. By Road: Regular services of state roadways and privately-owned buses are available from the Hyderabad Bus Stand. Roads are well linked with important cities and states. You can also hire rental cars or taxis to get to your desired destination.
- Food stalls
- Gendered toilets
- Licensed bars
- Sign-language interpreters
- Wheelchair access
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. A study water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations, and if the venue allows bottles to be taken inside the festival site. Hey, let’s do our bit for the environment, shall we?
2. Comfortable footwear such as sandals, flip flops and sneakers.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
About Salabhanjika Studio for Arts and Performances
Salabhanjika Studio for Arts and Performances
The Saalabhanjika Studio for Arts and Performance is a non-profitable organisation that specialises in…
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