Thursday 26 October 7.30pm
Kathakali: The classical dance drama of Kerala, South India.
Presented by The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company
Kathakali is a masterpiece of sacred theatre that erupts on stage with striking visual images that expose the magical world of South India. Nurtured for centuries by the remarkable people of Kerala, Kathakali leads the audience into the entrancing world of storytelling.
The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company was founded in 1987 by Kathakali make up specialist, Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar and Kathakali actor, Kalamandalam Vijayakumar. The company has presented more than 1,750 performances, 3,500 workshops and 23 exhibitions introducing the art of Kathakali to thousands of people all over the country.
Celebrating 30 years of touring the UK and the success of the 2015 UK Tour The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company is back in Britain in 2017 - direct from Kerala, with unforgettable Kathakali performances performed by top international performers, superb singers, rhythmic drummers and highly skilled make-up artists.
“They perform with amazing grace and dignity. Intense, hypnotic and spectacularly beautiful” The Daily Telegraph.