A COSTUME DISPLAY AND CLASSICAL DANCES OF INDIA FEATURING KATHAKALI AND BHARATHANATYAM - LONDON


EVENT: A COSTUME DISPLAY AND CLASSICAL DANCES OF INDIA FEATURING KATHAKALI AND BHARATHANATYAM.  

 

  Kalamandalam Vijayakumar - internationally renowned Kathakali actor.

25th MAY 2019.

Kathakali actor - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar.


VENUE: THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROMNEY ROAD, GREENWICH, LONDON. SW7 2RL 

TEL: 020 8312 6608


Time: 11.00pm - 3.00pm 


DETAILS: 

This exciting event kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and hosted by The National Maritime Museum, offers a chance to see a display of authentic Kathakali and Bharathanatyam costumes to include intricately carved headdresses and colourful fabrics. 

Experience how these costumes come alive through the outstanding skill of professional international Kathakali and Bharathanatyam artists from south India.

Kathakali and Bharathanatyam will be joined by Oddissi, Kuchipudi and Kia Kotti Kali.. 

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. 

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