Kalaimanram was founded by late W. M. Cumarasamy of Jaffna, father of “Kalabhooshanam” Shrimathy Thiripurasundari Yoganantham and Inaugurated by her Guru, ”Natya Kala Kesari” “Isai Perarignar” “Padmashri” Vazhuvoor B. Ramaiah Pillai on the 21st of Oct 1958 after her Arangetram held on the 18th of October 1958 at the town hall Jaffna.
Vazhuvoor Style of Dance.
Kalaimanram propagates the Vazhuvoor style of Bharathanatyam. Elegance and grace are the hallmark of this style which originated in the village of Vazhuvoor. It was made popular by Vazhuvoor Ramaihpillai who was the first from this tradition to move to Chennai – the city with most Bharathanatyam activity in India.
Classes are held in 3 different venues during the week and weekends. Kalaimanram offers individual classes, special training and group classes for students from the age of 5 years and above. Students are trained in both practical and theory in Bharathanatayam for the Bharathanatyam Examination held by the Oriental Examination Board of London [OEBL] from Level 1-7, Diploma and Post Diploma in Bharathanatyam.
Kalaimanram was founded by late W.M Cumarasamy of Jaffna ,father of “Kalabhooshanam”shrimathy Thiripurasundari Yoganantham and Inaugurated by her guru,”Natya Kala kesari” “Isai perarignar” “Padmashri”Vazhuvoor B. Ramaiah pillai on the 21st of Oct 1958 after her arangetram held on the 18th of October 1958 at the town hall Jaffna.Thiripurasundari as principal and chief instructress in Bharathanatyam,Kalabhooshanam
Class Rules & Uniform
Radhini Sivadharan daughter of “kalabhooshanam“shrimathy Thiripurasundari Yoganantham learnt Bharathanatyam under her mother at Kalaimanram and had her arangetram on 3rd July 1999 at Ramakrishna hall in Colombo Srilanka. She showed keen interest in bharathanatyam and she was able to perform a solo dance at the age of four,which brought out her natural talent.She has taken part in all annual programmes and dance dramas produced by Kalaimanram in Srilanka ,and since her arangetram she has been teaching at Kalaimanram.