|On September 28, 2003 there was a record breaking 24 hour long non-stop Yakshagana performance KALYANOTSAVA at Shimoga, Karnataka. There were 8 performances: Jambavati Kalyana by Yakshagana Kendra, Udipi; Subhadra Kalyana by Poornachandra Yakshakala Foundation; Meenakshi Kalyana by Kota's Sridhar Hande and troupe; Rati Kalyana by Sri Mahaganapathi Pravasi Yakshagana Mandali, Kundapura; Vijaya Vilasa directed by Shatavadani R Ganesh; Kanakaangi Kalyana by Ballur Krishnayaji and troupe; Vidyunmathi Kalyana by selected artistes belonging to the tenkukittu style and Bhasmasura-Mohini by Veeranjaneya Yakshamitra Mandali, Gerusoppe.|
|The 2003 Indian tour of "Odissi - A Kind of Radiance" by Ramli Ibrahim and members of his Sutra Dance Theater, which visited major cities, culminating at the famed temple of Khajuraho, has been captured in a documentary titled SUTRA IN INDIA, directed by Indian film director, Sunil Mehra.|
|On the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the Music Academy in Chennai, the Dept of Posts released a commemorative stamp in Rs5 denomination, in honor of T T Krishnamachari on December 31, 2002. The function was held in the T T Krishnamachari Auditorium of Music academy.|
performed in temples were of three types, prabandhakoothu, nangiar koothu
and koodiyattom. Koothu was conducted by chakkiyar, where the story is
enacted by vachika abhinaya i.e., verbal acting. Nangiar koothu, which
used to be in vogue in earlier centuries, was performed by women, who sang
the songs and acted, with considerable emphasis on acting. Koodiyattom
used to be combined dance drama conducted by chakkiyar and nangiar in which
more participants were possible, Separate nangiar koothu apparently disappeared
in later centuries with nangiar becoming an accessory to chakkiyar, singing
crucial songs or hymns and using the instrument, kuzhithalam.
(P J Cherian (Ed ), Essays on the Cultural Formation of Kerala).