KATHAKALI AND BHARATHANATYAM HERITAGE WORKSHOPS AT THE CRANBROOOK CENTRE ILFORD


EVENT: A STUDY OF KATHAKALI AND BHARATHANATYAM  COSTUMES  AND HERITAGE 

 

  Kalamandalam Vijayakumar - internationally renowned Kathakali actor.

2ND, 5TH AND 6TH APRIL 2019.

VENUE: ASnet LONDON THE CRANBROOK CENTRE, MELBOURNE ROAD, ILFORD. IG1 4SB 

TEL: 0203 370 4141


DETAILS: 

This exciting project kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and hosted by ASnet LONDON, offers a rare opportunity to discover the history and life behind the beautiful Kathakali and Bharathanatyam costumes, how they changed over time, what materials they use, how they are worn and the characters they represent. 

Learn about the textiles used, the characters the costumes represent, how the character`s tell a story through an elaborate sign language called Mudras and how to repair the costumes with gold leaf.


These workshops will include how the clothing we wear and the costumes we create for theatre have a story to tell, capture our history and represent our social identity. 

ASnet London 

ASnet London are dear friends of Kathakali and have worked on several of our projects.

Diane Wynne - Fitzgerald founded Arthritis Self-Help Network as a registered charity to empower people affected with arthritis to cope with the disease and change their lives. ASnet achieves this by conducting a variety of self-help programmes.


PHOTO

Actors - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar 

photo credit Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar