Background

Kathakali is ancient and classical in nature and holds centuries of tradition and culture. It is not simply a dance-drama but an act of devotion featuring the universal struggle between good and evil. Kathakali provides a window into the past and an opportunity to understand the ancient traditions that have been preserved for centuries in the Kathakali plays.

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Company History

1987 - The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company was founded and presented workshops, demonstrations and performances in the UK to make Kathakali accessible to as many people as possible whilst maintaining its ancient cultural heritage. 

Decades of hard work began and Kathakali found an international touring base outside of India, in SOUTHAMPTON. UK.

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