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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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News

KALAMANDALAM VASU PISHAROTHY ASHAN
01st December 2022
DEATH OF THE GREAT KALAMANDALAM VASU PISHAROTHY ASHAN   We lost an outstanding Kathakali actor, teacher and friend when he passed away on 30th November 2022 at his home in Kongard with his family by his side.
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ARRIVED IN KERALA, SOUTH INDIA
13th November 2022
Arrived in Kerala, south India after a long 9 hour flight from London. 
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KATHAKALI IN CROYDON 5th NOV 2022
03rd November 2022
KATHAKALI IN CROYDON - 5th NOV 2022 - 4.30pm - 9.00pm    NRITHYA UPAHAAR 2022    Please contact www.fairfield.co.uk/whats-on for more information and tickets  
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HAPPY DIWALI 2022
26th October 2022
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY DIWALI 
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