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Kathakali

Workshops - Performances - Exhibitions

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

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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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Vivamus hendrerit placerat elit non maximus.

News

KATHAKALI AT THE MUSEUM OF CROYDON 21ST MAY 2022
17th May 2022
Come and join us on 21st May 6.00 - 8.00 at the Museum of Croydon. Due to popular demand this exhibition has been extended until September 2022. Enjoy an exhibition of Kathakali, Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam costumes, Kerala dress, photographs, Oral Histories and films. See the costumes brought to life by performances of Kathakali, Bharatanatyama, Kia Kotti Kali.and Chenda Melam.
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KATHAKALI IS BACK
13th February 2022
After two long years in lockdown Kathakali is touring again.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022
31st December 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022
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HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
23rd December 2021
HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
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