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

12th MAY 2019. 

12.30pm - 3.20pm 


Programme of events:

12.30pm - 12.50pm - in the Museum

Various styles of Indian dance


1.00pm - 1.30pm - The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

A display of Kathakali and Bharatnatyam costumes


1.30pm - 2.30pm - The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture theatre

Solo performances of Kathakali, Bharatantyam, Kuchipudi and Kia Koti Kali featuring international artists from India Kalamanadalam Vijayakumar [Kathakali] and Bhagya Lakshmi [Bharatanatyam].


2.30pm - 3.00pm - The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Meet the artists 


3.00pm - 4.00pm - The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Drop in to see the costumes



3.00pm - 3.20pm - in the museum

Performances of Indian classical dance. 


FREE EVENT - to get a seat for the 1.30pm - 2.30pm please arrive early. tel: 020 7942 2000

Visit V&A website for more information

Kathakali actor - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar.

DETAILS: 


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. 

PHOTO

Actor - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar 

Dancer - Bhagya Lakshmi

photo credit Mark Bennette and Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar