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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

SAD NEWS - the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11
13th September 2022
The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.  
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HAPPY ONAM
08th September 2022
HAPPY ONAM FROM THE KALA CHETHENA KATHAKALI COMPANY   Photo credit Garry Laybourn
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KATHAKALI IN CHESTERFIELD
05th September 2022
Kathakali  is delighted to perform at the 40th Anniversary of the Asian Association of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire
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KATHAKALI EXHIBITION IN CROYDON EXTENDED
04th August 2022
KATHAKALI EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF CROYDON HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 16TH SEPT 2022  
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