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Kathakali

Workshops - Performances - Exhibitions

Internationally renowned artists from Kerala provide powerful performances to express the enchantment of Asian storytelling

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Who We Are
The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company is the leading Kathakali group outside of India. Our vision is to make Kathakali accessible, understandable and enjoyable to people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds throughout the UK and internationally
If you'd like to experience one of our performances, workshops or events, don't hesitate in contacting us today!

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Background of Kathakali

Kathakali evolved from earlier temple art forms in the 17th century, is based on Hinduism and is a highly charged powerful drama that combines devotion, drama, dance, music, costumes and make-up to produce one of the most impressive forms of sacred theatre in the world.

Kathakali is ancient and classical in nature and holds centuries of tradition and culture. It is not simply a dance-drama but an act of devotion featuring the universal struggle between good and evil.

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Performances
The Kathakali performances offer a feast for the senses as highly skilled artists transport the audience into the fascinating world of Kathakali.
Kathakali is suitable for all ages, cultural backgrounds and abilities.
We perform in schools, colleges, village halls, art centres, theatres, museums and art galleries.

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Case Studies
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News

THANK YOU - KATHAKALI GETS FUNDING FROM THE CULTURAL RECOVERY GRANT
21st October 2020
THANK YOU - The Kala Chethena Kathakali Troupe has received  £50,000 from the Cultural Recovery Grant - we are delighted!
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HAPPY ONAM
21st August 2020
HAPPY ONAM THE KALA CHETHENA KATHAKALI COMPANY WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY ONAM. Onam is celebrated in Kerala, south India and is a time when families and friends come together to welcome Mahabali and to enjoy a huge feast of Kerala food.   
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PREPARING FOR THE KATHAKALI COSTUME EXHIBITION
24th July 2020
Preparing for the Kathakali costume exhibition planned for the Museum of Croydon in 2021            
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Behind The Costume - Kathakali Heritage Project 2020 - 2021
12th July 2020
Exhibition Of Costumes, Workshop and Performances This project is presented by the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company and kindly funded by the Museum of Croydon and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The aim is to bring people together to celebrate the culture behind the costumes featured in Kathakali - the classical dance, drama of Kerala, south west India.
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