KATHAKALI AND BHARATHANATYAM SOLO PERFORMANCES AT THE V&A


EVENT: SOLO PERFORMANCES OF KATHAKALI AND BHARATHANATYAM  

 

  Kalamandalam Vijayakumar - internationally renowned Kathakali actor.

12th MAY 2019. 12.30pm - 3.00pm  

Kathakali actor - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar.


VENUE: THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM CROMWELL ROAD, LONDON.  SW7 2RL

TEL: 020 7942 2000


DETAILS: 


Experience this event, kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the home of the largest collection of costumes in the world.

Come and join us to discover the history behind the beautiful Kathakali and Bharatanatyam costumes as they come alive through outstanding performances by professional artists from south India. 

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 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. 

PHOTO

Actor - Kalamandalam Vijayakumar 

Dancer - Bhagya Lakshmi

photo credit Mark Bennette and Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar