CENTRE OCEAN STREAM THEATRE COMPANY

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CENTRE OCEAN STREAM THEATRE COMPANY AND WOMAD.

 

Centre Ocean Stream Theatre Company is delighted to be featured on the album cover of the 40th WOMAD Anniversary. 

Before we brought Kathakali to the UK Centre Ocean Stream Theatre Company was touring the UK. Centre Ocean Stream was created in 1977 by visual artist and Kathakali makeup specialist, Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar, who became fascinated by the idea that colour was alive. After expressing her art on living surfaces she eventually selected people as the vehicle for her Living Colours which led her into theatre. Because COS was not dance or drama in costume everything had to be created, the lighting, choreography, movements and music.  Musician Julian Harrow composed all the music that injected the performance with emotion and sound. 

 

Thank you

Thank you to all the Centre Ocean Stream performers who dedicated their skill to developing this abstract idea and to all the people who came to see our work. 

 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

Eventually a set of Centre Ocean Stream Theatre Company costumes will join the costume collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

Congratulations WOMAD

 

Congratulations to WOMAD for their vision, support and dedication to world art and music over the last 40 years.