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


DETAILS: 

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 

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.

PHOTO

Actor - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar 

Dancer - Bhagya Lakshmi

photo credit Mark Bennette and Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar