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Education

Education and Community

Discover how a Kathakali actor tells a story through gestures and charactres, lunderstand how the costumes are preserved, learn the rhythms of the chenda drum, practice the beautiful movements of Bharatanatyam. 

 

We welcome you to join us in a discovery of the magic of south India.   

 

Actor Kalamandalam Balasubramanian Photo credit Mark Bennett

 

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MARCH 19th 

 

TIME: Workshop - 2.00pm – 4.00pm

 

St Swithun`s Church Hall

22 Grovelands Road

Purley

Croydon

CR8 4LA

TeL Lata Desai 07495279503

www.subrangarts.co.uk

 

EVENT:

Kathakali drama workshop suitable for families.

Discover how a Kathakali actor tells a story using characters, movement, facial expressions, emotions and a 4,000-year-old sign language called Mudras. Led by masters from Kerala, south India.

 

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MARCH 20th

 

TIME: 1.30pm – 3.30pm 

Mask making workshop

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Kathakali performance in costume and makeup.

 

St Swithun`s Church hall

22 Grovelands Road

Purley

Croydon

CR8 4LA

TeL Lata Desai 07495279503

www.subrangarts.co.uk

 

EVENT:

Make a mask based on traditional Kathakali makeup designs then see a Kathakali performance presented by international artists from Kerala, India. Lose yourself in the magic of strorytelling.

 

Actor Kalamandalam Vijayakumar - Photo credit Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar

 

 

 

MARCH 23rd

 

TIME: 7.30pm 9.15pm

 

The Bay Theatre

Weymouth College

Cranford Ave

Weymouth.

Dorset

DT4 7LQ

 

TEL: 01305 208702

 

www.facebook.com/thebaytheatre

www.weymouth.ac.uk/the-bay-theatre

 

 

EVENT

 

Kathakali drama workshop – 3.30pm – 4.30pm

See the makeup, view the costumes, and meet the artists 4.45pm – 5.30pm

 

 

Actor Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi Ashan - photo credite Garry Laybourn

 

 

MARCH 24th 

 

TIME: 7.30pm 8.45pm

 

Quay Arts Centre

Sea Street

Newport

Isle of Wight

PO30 5BD

Tel : 01983 822490

 

http://www.quayarts.org

 

EVENT

Kathakali drama workshop – 3.00pm – 4.00pm

See the makeup, view the costumes, and meet the artists 4.00pm – 5.00pm

 

Kathakali performance highlighting the right of women to be safe.

Performed by masters of Kathakali from Kerala, India 7.30pm - 9.15pm .

 

Actor Kalamandalam Balasubramanian photo credit Mark bennett

 

 

MARCH 29th

 

Hockerill Anglo-European College

Dunmow Road

Bishop Stortford

Herefordshire.

CM23 5HX

Tel: 01279 658451

 

www.hockerill.com

 

EVENT

Kathakali drama workshop – 10.30am – 11.30am

 

See the makeup, view the costumes and meet the artists 11.30am – 12.00

 

Kathakali performance highlighting the right of women to be safe.

Performed by masters of Kathakali from Kerala, India. 2.00pm – 3.15pm

 

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APRIL 2nd

 

Time 11.00am – 11.45am workshop

11.45am – 12.45pm view makeup

2.00pm – 3.00pm – Kathakali performance.

 

Norbury Library

1 Beatrice Ave

Norbury

Croydon

SW16 4UW

Tel: 020 3700 1011

 

EVENT

 

EXHIBITION OPENING – 2ND to 21st April.

 

Kathakali costumes

Learn how a Kathakali actor tells a story in a drama workshop.

See the make-up, meet the artists, and see a performance by experts.

 

 

 

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APRIL 3rd

 

TIME: 11.00am – 12.00 and 2.00pm – 3.30pm

 

Chichester Guildhall

Priory Park

Chichester

PO19 1NS

TEL: 01243 816525

http://www.thenovium.org

 

EVENT:

11.00pm – 12.00pm  Kathakali drama workshop

2.00pm – 3.30pmm  Learn how a Kathakali actor tells a story, see the makeup, meet the artists.

4.00pm – 5.00pm Kathakali performance performed by experts in a beautiful Guildhall where two ancient cultures come together.

 

 

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APRIL 5th

 

10.30am – 11.30pm workshop

1.30pm – 3.00pm performance

 

The Deaf Academy

1 Douglas Avenue

Exmouth

Devon

EX8 2AU

 

Tel:  01395 203130
BSL users, text only to: 07398248306
Emailreception@thedeafacademy.ac.uk 

http://thedeafacademy.ac.uk

 

EVENT:

 

10.30am – 11.30am - Kathakali drama workshop

Celebrate sign language from two different cultures where the hands tell stories. Experience visual theatre that  is rooted in ancient traditions of south India.

 

11.30am – 12.00pm See the makeup, view the costumes, and meet the artists.

 

1.30pm – 3.00pm

See a Kathakali performance where the facial expressions bring an ancient 4,000-year-old sign language alive.

 

 

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APRIL 6th

 

TIME 3.00pm – 4.00pm

7.30pm – 8.45pm

 

Exeter Phoenix

Gandy Street

Exeter

EX4 3LS

TEL: 01392 6670

http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

 

 

EVENT:

 

3.00pm – 4.00pm – Kathakali drama workshop – see makeup meet the artists.

 

7.30pm – 8.45pm – Kathakali performance featuring the right of women and girls to feel safe. Performed by Kathakali masters form Kerala, India.

 

Actor Kalamandalam Balasubramanian and Kalamandalam Vijayakumar

Photo credit Mark Bennett

 

 

 

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APRIL 13TH

 

TIME 3.30pm – 4.30pm

7.30pm – 9.15pm

 

The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre

Station Road

Bordon

Hampshire

GU35 0LR

 

Tel 01420 472 664

 

www.phoenixarts.co.uk

 

 

EVENT

3.30pm – 4.30pm – Kathakali drama workshop.

4.30pm – 5.30pm – see makeup meet the artists.

 

7.30pm – 9.15pm Kathakali performance featuring the right of women and girls to feel safe. Performed by Kathakali masters from Kerala, south India.

[including a short break]

 

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APRIL 19th 

 

TIME

7.30pm – 9.15Ppm

 

Norden Farm Arts Centre

Altwood Road

Maidenhead

SL6 4PF

TEL: 01628 788997

 

www.nordenfarm

 

 

EVENT

3.30pm – 4.30pm – Kathakali drama workshop.

4.30pm – 5.30pm – see makeup meet the artists.

 

7.30pm – 9.15pm Enjoy a Kathakali performance that features the right of women and girls to feel safe. Performed by Kathakali masters from Kerala, south India.

 

Actors Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi Ashan and Kalamandalam Vijayakumar Photo credit Garry Laybourn

 

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APRIL 21st

 

Norbury Library

1 Beatrice Ave

Norbury

Croydon

SW16 4UW

Tel: 020 3700 1011

 

EVENT

EXHIBITION of Kathakali costumes.

LAST DAY OF EXHIBITION.

 

11.00am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm – 2.00pm - Kathakali drama workshop -

 

 

Mask and photo - Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar

 

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Workshops - our mission

 

 

To develop a greater understanding of Kathakali and south Indian heritage through drama workshops, solo performances and mask-making workshops for people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, abilities and locations. 

We aim to make our activities as enjoyable and accessible as possible to enable people to discover the fascinating art of Kathakali.

Celebrate our multi-cultural society, access non-western theatre, communication through gestures, understanding emotions and how to express characters. 

 

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Kathakali 4,000 year old sign language called Mudras.

If you want to learn this sign language and understand Kathakali on a deeper level please visit our web page dedicated to the Mudras. https://www.kathakalimudras.com