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Event Dates

CORONAVIRUS

The coronavirus is still having a devastating impact on thousands of people. The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company would like to offer our sympathy to the people who have lost loved ones and to express our appreciation to the people who are helping others.

With the vacine being rolled out there is hope and whilst Zoom can`t take the place of live events we are running some workshops on line.

 

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A Dictionary of Kathakali Mudras - sign language

 

Learn - Understand - Enjoy.

 

Since being in lockdown Kalamandalam Vijayakumar, Kathakali actor and co-founder of the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company, created the first digital interactive Dictionary of Kathakali Mudras [sign language] in the world.

Now people can learn the Mudras [gestures] used in Kathakali to tell a story and understand what the actors are actually saying. 

To access the first interactive Dictionary of Kathakali Mudras in the world please click here Kathakali Mudras

For an introduction lesson in Kathakali sign language please click http://youtu.be/u7S-c6jlivc

 

Actors Kalamandalam Balasubramanain and Kalamandalam Vijayakumar                                  Photo credit Mark Bennett

 

This dictionary is being viewed all over the world bringing the language of Kathakali to thousands of people. 

 

Important:

I must stress that the dictonary is intended to be a resource and not to take the place of a tutor. 

 

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Events with the latest dates displayed first 

 

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March 4th 2021

 

3.30pm - 4.30pm 

Sevenoaks School

Via Zoom

 

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February 24th 2021

10.00am - 1.00pm

Training from Play for Progress in working with vulnerable young people.

Via Zoom.

 

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February 17th 2021

4.00pm - 5.00pm

 

Belfast University

via Zoom

 

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If you would like to book a workshop via Zoom please follow this link -  Contact Us - The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company

 

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DATES TO BE RE-ALLOCATED AFTER LOCKDOWN.

 

The Arts Council of England 2020 - 2021

 

The Arts Council of England is kindly supporting us through these hard times through their emergency fund.

A massive thank you to all the people who play the National lottery for generating the income to provide this support. As soon as we get the go ahead Kathakali, along with the rest of the country, will be celebrating - please come and join us.

 

 “Life Behind the Costume” heritage project. 2022

 

This project based at the Museum of Croydon, and kindly funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, has been postponed until 2022.

Activities will include; an exhibition, workshops and performances 

 

Photo credit Rebecca Hodges

 

Horses

 

The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company have applied for funding to the Arts Council of England to celebrate horses in theatre. East and West will come together to include; workshops and performances of Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Performance Art, instalations, an exhibition, Lancashire folk songs, music and storytelling. 

 

 

 

Please watch this space for events as we come out of lockdown.