KALATHARANGINI RIYA K.JOHN


Born into this family of artists in 1987, Riya received inspiration from her father Kalamandalam K.M. John and her mother Kalatharangini Mary John. From the early age of 3, she has been studying different art forms such as Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, Bharathanatyam and Ottanthullal. She studied Mohiniyattam under Kalamandalam Hymavathy and Kalatharangini Mary John. Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi under Kalamandalam Prasheeja, Kalamandalam Sreedevi Gopinath, R.L.V Anand and R.L.V Unnikrishnan. Kathakali under Kalamandalam K.M. John and Kalamandalam Udayakumar. Ottanthullal under Kalamandalam Gopinathaprabha. Mono act under Kalabhavan Noushad.

She has performed in almost 300 different venues in a variety of shows in India and foreign countries: Italy, Spain, Germany and Austria since 1999.

Performances

  • She has an extensive experience as a performer in prestigious stages, including : Mohiniyattam, Mystical
  • Malabar Tourism Festival organized by Kerala Tourism, 2002.
  • Kuchupudi in Kerala Samajam, Austria, in 2003.
  • Kuchupudi and Bharathanatyam at Teatro Tascabile Di Bergamo, Italy, in 2003.
  • Kuchupudi and Bharathanatyam in English Teatre, Austria, during the year 2003.
  • International Film Festival 2004, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
    Festival Dell’India 2004 held in Milan, Italy.
  • Fifth World travel & Tourism summit 2005, New Delhi, conducted by East Zone Cultural Centre.
  • Kerala Tourism Festival 2005 at Bangalore and Chennai.
  • Kuchupudi in Kerala Samajam, Bangalore, in 2006.
  • Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kuchupudi, Bharathanatyam and Ottanthullal in Indian festival in Milan, Italy, in 2007.

Awards Honored to Kalatharangini Riya K. John

 

Year

Honour /

Scholarship /

Fellowship

Institution /

Board /

University

   
 

1990

First Award

School level Overall Championship

   
 

1993

Bharatanatyam, 1st Prize

GEM School

   
 

1994

Bharatanatyam & Folk Dance,1st Prize

Tamilnadu Kalaimakal Sabha

   
 

1997

CCRT Scholarship (Mohiniyattam)

Government of India

   
 

2002

Kalathilakam award, Keralothsavam

Kerala State Government

   
 

2002

Kalathilakam award,

Palakkad District Youth Festival

   
 

2003

Kalathilakam award,

Palakkad District Youth Festival

   
 

2002 & '03   

Mohiniyattam, Kathakali, Ottan Thullal, 1st Prize

Kerala State Youth Festival

   
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