Kalaripayattu: Wild Energy

by Arianna Romano

Arte Marziale Indiana


The Earth does not belong to man,
it is the man who belongs to the Earth

Barefoot on earth the human being
it can be crossed by energies
of the jungle, the savannah, the ocean

Physical, mental, energetic metamorphosis


To be:

Rooting of the Elephant
The lightness of the Horse
The majesty of the Lion
The power of the Boar
The sinuosity of the Serpent
The elegance of the cat
The readiness of the rooster The balance of the fish


The kalaripayattu is the mother of martial arts, born in Kerala, in the south of India.
The ancient martial art Kalaripayattu explores the energies and animal positions.

Overcome your limit, give strength and elasticity to the body and mind,
concentrate the mind in the present action.
The performative aspect that characterizes it, brings it closer to dance and theater.

The Kalaripayattu is a transformative art because it works on the opening of the energy channels (Nadis), on the renewal of the body energy, on the attention, on the ability to concentrate and on the management of emotions and it is a perfect tool to synchronize mind and body and to stabilize the psycho-physical balance, helping to find roots and the center of vital energy.

The practice is recommended to everyone, especially to actors, dancers, yoga and martial arts practitioners.


Arianna Romano bio

Arianna Romano Kalari teacher shots by Anna Laviosa

The practice is conducted by Arianna Romano, actress and performer, which in 2017 collaborates with the Nordisk Teatrelaboratorium in Festuge Festival and Ikarus Project. In 2016 she lives in South India in Kalarigram, Kalaripayattu Temple and Ayurveda, under the guidance of Guru Sri Lakshmanan Gurukkal and the vision of Guru Veerasree Sami Gurukkal.