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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

A DICTIONARY OF KATHAKALI SIGN LANGUAGE [MUDRAS]
23rd January 2021
A Dictionary of Kathakali Sign Language called Mudras. We are about to launch an easy to use interactive dictionary of Kathakali sign language. All ages can dicover the ancient langauge of Kathakali that started in the temple rituals of south India thousands of yewars ago.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021
31st December 2020
Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021
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JOHN LENNON
09th December 2020
In memory of John Lennon 
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HAPPY DIWALI
13th November 2020
The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company wish everyone a very Happy Diwali
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