KATHAKALI AND BHARATHANATYAM SOLO PERFORMANCES IN ILFORD
EVENT: SOLO PERFORMANCES OF KATHAKALI AND BHARATHANATYAM
Kalamandalam Vijayakumar - internationally renowned Kathakali actor.
18th MAY 2019.
Kathakali actor - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar.
VENUE: ASnet LONDON THE CRANBROOK CENTRE, MELBOURNE ROAD, ILFORD. IG1 4SB
TEL: 0203 370 4141
Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm
This exciting event kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and hosted by ASnet LONDON, offers a chance to see the history and life behind the beautiful Kathakali and Bharathanatyam costumes as they come alive through outstanding performances by professional artists from south India.
Learn about how the costumes move in performance and create characters that tell a story through an elaborate sign language called Mudras, facial expressions and body language.
Bharathanatyam dancer Bhagya lakshmi
These performances illustrate how objects and traditions travel when people migrate and take their culture with them.
The event shows that the costumes we create for theatre have a story to tell, capture our history and represent our social identity.
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.
All are welcome to see the costumes, meet the artists and ask questions.
Actor - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar
Dancer - Bhagya Lakshmi
photo credit Mark Bennette and Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar