The Early Years 1987 - 1990
The early years was a time of discovery, how to get work permits for our artists, manage Kathakali artists in the UK and getting to know our audiences. We were on the threshold of a new beginning.
Our first Kathakali UK tour of workshops and performances involved world class artists from Kerala, India and established Southampton as an international touring base for Kathakali outside of India.
Performed in Toronto, Canada with the Womad Festival.
Kathakali Summer School UK - Professionals from a wide range of backgrounds attended the Summer School exploring the performing techniques of the Kathakali actor.
UK Tour – performances, workshops and solo performances for all ages. We were given a banquet by Visiting Arts in recognition of the high standard of the tour and care of our guest artists.
Finland with Womad Festival - to perform in continual sunlight was remarkable.
Education - German Residency of workshops and performances. Our education work was developing all over the UK.
Tour UK - Kathakali and Centre Ocean Stream Performance Art Company brought classical Kathakali and contemporary Centre Ocean Stream Performance Art Company together. Both celebrated the use of colour, visual images and ritual – this was the start of many creative projects.