Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mother, we will miss you!

At the feet of Lord Parthasaradhy who dwells on the banks of Pamba in Aranmula,Kerala, Louba lived for decades. Her entire life was dedicated to Aatam and other traditional art and cultural forms of Kerala . Spirited by Guru Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair, she gave up her personal life at the young age of 24 in 1968 ;understanding and promoting the great art forms ranging from mural paintings to Kalari to different dance forms esp. Aatam.

She pioneered the Vijnana Kala Vedi in 1976 and after 32 years of selfless service the school is being closed today.The goodness of her school was not in commercializing these arts but enriching them by taking back them to its original forms and ethnicity.So this is a sad day.

Louba Schild will be returning back to France to take care of her Mother. Just before leaving Aranmula, the press asked her many questions. Her answers were memoranda of her love for Kerala and Mother Bharath. She hopes to be reborn in this great land. This is my land, I don’t have any other land, she says. Louba gives a call to the young generation of Kerala to really understand the richness of their tradition and says foreigners can only enjoy but thou are the real inheritors. All these art forms are in your blood. Try to understand it. Your culture is not known by the coconuts you have, but by its depth, Louba remarked.

Dear Louba, hope you will come back to Kerala one day. The tiny bamboos on Pamba to the chundan vallams , your friends, your students and above all Kathakali will call you back one day. I hope

vous souhaitons un beau voyage