Saturday, July 30, 2011

Soorya Krishnamoorthi, TM Abraham, PV Krishnan Nair to head Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi

Surya-KrishnamoorthyThe Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi gets new office bearers. Soorya Krishnamoorthy, is appointed as the chairman, TM Abraham as the vice Chairman and Dr. PV Krishnan Nair as new secretary of Kerala Sangeeta Nataka academy.

Krishnamoorthy is the founder-director of the SOORYA Stage and Film Society, a unique organisation promotes Indian arts and culture which is renowned for organizing the Soorya Festival - the longest and one of the most prestigious cultural events in India - in which the finest and most accomplished artists in Indian classical dances and music participate.

Soorya Krishnamoorthy is a pioneer of the Light and Sound show in Malayalam that has completed 30 years. He has also written, conceived and directed various stage shows. He has directed plays including Melvilasam, Premalekhanam, and Parinayam

Earlier he has served as the director of the Kerala State Film Development Corporation, member of the National Film Award jury, the Kerala State Film Award jury, member of the Doordarshan Advisory Committee, the Expert Committee of the Department of Culture, Govt. of India to evolve the cultural policy of the country.

He had won President of India’s National Award for Stage Craft and Direction 1996. “Kalaimamani” Award for Stage Craft and Direction, "Special Recognition" Award for overall contribution in the field of art and culture 2004from govt of Kerala etc.

tm abrahamT M Abraham renowned director and playwright is coming back as the vice chairman of the academy for the second time. Earlier he was the Vice Chairman of the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy during 2001–2004. Earlier he was a member of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Kerala Kalamandalam, an executive member of the Samasta Kerala Sahitya Parishad etc.

Abraham has published 14 books in Malayalam in various categories, including novel, drama, monograph, and translations. His important plays include Pernthachan, Pr akvukal Ippol karayunnnilla, Keeri muricha Kannu, Raktha bali and his directorial ventures include Madhavi (by Bhisham Sahni), Aham Aham (own script), Waiting for Godot, Antigone, Oedipus and Thughlaq.

He has won awards including the state award for direction in 1980. Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award 1981, K.C.B.C. Literary Award in 1994, V. T. Bhattathiripad award 2001 and the Senior Fellowship by Government of India, Department of Culture, in 2004 etc.

Dr. PV Krishnan Nair who had an earlier term as the secretary of Kerala Sahitya Akademi is the new secretary to the Nataka Akademi of the state.

Hope that the new bunch of people, their experience in organisational, creative and administrative fields will rejuvenate the Akademi and create new energy and focus to its manifold activities.

8 comments:

r s kurup said...

Congratulations to the new leaders of the Sangeetha Nataka Akademi especially to my friend T M Abraham
and Thank You Prof.ChandraDasn for the communication
rskurup

George Nadavayal said...

We got truly brilliant, legendary and dedicated artistes in body, mind and spirit to lead the prestigious Drama and Song Wings of Kerala; our own country. Congratulations Soorya Krishna Murthy, T M Abraham and Dr. PV Krishnan Nair .
Thank You Prof. Chandra Dasan for the judicious communiqué.

-George Nadavayal, Philadelphia, - 215-370-5318

Deise Puga said...

Congratulations to the new leaders of the Sangeetha Nataka Akademi :Soorya Krishna Murthy, T M Abraham and Dr. PV Krishnan Nair
My best wishes for success!!
Thank You Prof.ChandraDasan for the communication.

Regards,

artvijayan said...

My hearty congratulations to the new leaders

Kesavan said...

It is a selection 'realistic'!

Bandhu Prasad said...

I dare to say a bit more. Than what Keshavan said. I really don't think the academy got its good leaders. I would not say its the worst since we can't blindly believe that some guys will never change!!!!

alternativelivingtheatre said...

My heartiest congratulations for my friends appointed in KSNA chairs.. especially to my beloved friend T>M>ABRAHAM..

Ramdas said...

Congratulations and best wishes to Surya Kishnamurthy,T.M.Abraham and Dr.P.V.Krishnan Nair.
Hope the new team will continue the good work done by the outgoing team and also disburse increased grant amount to all the deserving registered Cultural Organisations, this year itself.
Hope you will succeed in doubling the Plan allocation Fund for the Academy and that Music and other classical Art forms also get their deserving share......Ramdas from Edappally.