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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

HAPPY ONAM
26th August 2021
HAPPY ONAM   The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company wish everyone a HAPPY ONAM.    
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ASnet 2019 Video
31st July 2021
A look back on our Workshops with ASnet in 2019
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THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM HAS BEGUN.
24th July 2021
THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM HAS BEGUN. Our major heritage project, based in Croydon and due to start in March 2022, aims to provide an exciting opportunity for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to explore the life behind the costumes.       
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KATHAKALI HERITAGE PROJECT IN CROYDON
15th June 2021
Our Kathakali heritage Project, kindly funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is starting to take shape after being delayed due to Covid for 18 months.. 
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