KATHAKALI AND BHARATHANATYAM SOLO PERFORMANCES AT THE V&A
EVENT: SOLO PERFORMANCES OF KATHAKALI AND BHARATHANATYAM
Kalamandalam Vijayakumar - internationally renowned Kathakali actor.
VENUE: THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM CROMWELL ROAD, LONDON. SW7 2RL
Kathakali actor - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar.
Immerse yourselves in the remarkable culture of south India and the powerful, beautiful classical dance drama of Kathakali and the classical dance of Bharatanatyam. For this special, celebratory afternoon we are delighted to also present Kuchipudi and traditional Indian dancers from south India who will perform these intoxicating ancient arts, including the group ritual dance of Kia Kotti Kali, in the unique surroundings of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Plus marvel at the rare, stunning display of ancient Kathakali and Bharatanatyam costumes that accompany the performances
Learn how the costumes are used 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 costumes and materials 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.
Actor - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar
Dancer - Bhagya Lakshmi
photo credit Mark Bennette and Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar