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Dance is an invocation to God and is created for the simple reason  that it is beautiful” (Natyasastra)

Jolly directed himself towards  Dance even at his young age, by understanding this beauty. Jolly is a dancer who recreates the beauty of nature through dance. Jolly, who was very keen towards dance when he was young, is a disciple of Kalamandalam Kalyanikutti Amma and her daughter Kala vijayan. He was a student of Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Smaraka Kerala Kalayam, Tripunithuta in his younger days.

  • Post graduation in Political Science fro M.G. University (Maharajas college, Ernakulam).
  • Post graduation in Bharatha Natyam from Kalai Kaviri college of Fine arts (Bharatidasan University).
  • Post graduation in Mohiniyattam from R L V College of Fine Arts, Tripunithura (First rank holder in M.G.University).
  • Prarambhik and Praveshika in Bharathanatyam (Gandharva Mandal University, Mumbai).
  • Diploma in Draughtsman Mechanical.
 
  • The milestone in his life is that he has performed his Dance Prayers at Siva Temple, Thiruvankulam for the last 25 years continuously during the festival.
  • Performed in almost all major Temples of India. ( Guruvayur, Chottanikkara, Uduppi, Mookambika, Tanjavore, Pazhani, Rameswaram, Chidambaram)
  • Performed in “Mathrusangamam’ at Mumbai in 2004.
  • Performed in Kerala State Mudra Festival, Trivandrum in 2005
  • Performed in Sri Sankara University, Kalady in 1999.
  • Performing dance Programme in Europe from year 2000.
Achievements
  • Junior and Senior Fellowship in the field of Mohiniyattam, from the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India.
  • Umayanelloor Gopala Pillai Smaraka Puraskaram in Bharathanatyam in 2013.
  • Best Actor award in the field of drama from M.G. University.
  • For the first time in the history of Mohiniyattam, drama was introduced and given form.
  • Drafted and composed dance dramas in Mohiniyattam style, based on the Shringara Shataka, Neethi shataka, and Vairagya Shataka, the famous triology of King Bharthruhari.
  • Directed the restyled adaptation of Nala Charitham Attakatha, the famous Kathakali composition of Unnai Varrier, for Mohiniyattam and Kerala nadanam dance forms.
 
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