Margi starts the year with a series of programmes on Kathakali. On January 11 , the festivities will be inaugurated by auteur Adoor Gopalakrishnan at 5.30 p.m. P.N. Suresh, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, releases the book Kathakalideepika (5.30 p.m.), a compilation of writings of the late S. Ganesh Iyer, a scholar of Kathakali, Koodiyattom and music. The book has been edited by P. Venugopal. This will be followed by a staging of ‘Kalakeyavadham’ Kathakali at 7 p.m., featuring the scene on Urvashi. Margi Vijayakumar dons the lead role of Urvashi, with Margi Sukumar as Sakhi and Margi Balasubramanyan as Arjuna.
On January 12 , is the Kathakali arangettam of Parvathi (5 p.m.), a student of Margi. This will be followed by the staging of ‘Balivadham’ Kathakali at 6 p.m. It will depict scenes from the Panchavadi to the death of Bali. Margi Ravikumar, Margi Sukumaran and Margi Harivalsan are some of the actors who act in the play. The programme is at Margi Natyagriham, East Fort.