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Classical Kathakali PERFORMANCES - WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITIONS 

 

The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company is renowned for presenting classical Kathakali performances by world-class artists from Kerala, south India.

After months of lockdown we will be finally touring again next Spring.

We welcome you to join us in a celebration of Kathakali and the magic of storytelling. .  

 

Actor Kalamandalam Balasubramanian Photo credit Mark Bennett

 

 

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MARCH 19th - WORKSHOP

 

TIME: 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 - WORKSHOP - PERFORMANCE

 

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

 

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MARCH 23rd - WORKSHOP - PERFORMANCE

 

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

 

Kathakali performance highlighting the right of women to be safe.

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

 

Actor Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi Ashan - photo credite Garry Laybourn

 

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MARCH 24th and 25th - WORKSHOP - PERFORMANCE

 

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.

 

Actor Kalamandalam Balasubramanian photo credit Mark bennett

 

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APRIL 2nd to 21st EXHIBITION OF KATHAKALI COSTUMES

 

APRIL 2nd  WORKSHOP - PERFORMANCE

 

Norbury Library

Beatrice Avenue

Norbury

London

SW16 4UW

Tel: 020 7884 5215

norburylibrary@croydon.gov.uk

 

EVENT

 

EXHIBITION OPENING - WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE.

2nd - 21st April 2022.

An exhibition of Kathakali costumes, beautifully carved headdresses, colourful fabrics and three dimentional masks depicting Kathakali characters will open on 2nd April 2022.

On APRIL 2nd and on 21st April  - learn how a Kathakali actor tells a story, see the make up and meet the artists then see a Kathakali performance featuring a traditional Indian story performed by experts from south India.

Time 11.00am – 11.45am workshop

11.45am – 12.45pm view makeup

2.00pm – 3.00pm – Kathakali performance in full costume and makeup.

 

 

Actor Kalamandalam Vijayakumar - Photo credit Mark Bennett

 

 

 

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APRIL 3rd - SEE THE MAKEUP - PERFORMANCE

 

TIME: See the makeup 11.00am – 12.00 and performance 2.00pm – 3.15pm

 

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 6th - WORKSHOP - PERFORMANCE

 

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.

 

.00pm - 9.30pm  – 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 WORKSHOP - PERFORMANCE

 

The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre

Station Road

Bordon

Hampshire

GU35 0LR

 

Tel 01420 472 664

 

www.phoenixarts.co.uk

 

 

EVENT

4.00pm - 4.45pm  – Kathakali drama workshop.

5.00pm - 6.00pm – see makeup and 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 an introduction and short break]

 

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APRIL 19th -   PERFORMANCE

 

TIME

7.30pm – 9.15pm

 

Norden Farm Arts Centre

Altwood Road

Maidenhead

SL6 4PF

TEL: 01628 788997

 

Contact: www.nordenfarm

 

 

EVENT

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 - EXHIBITION CLOSES - WORKSHOP - PERFORMANCE

 

Norbury Library

Beatrice Avenue

Norbury

London

SW16 4UW

Tel: 020 7884 5215

 

EVENT

EXHIBITION of Kathakali costumes, workshop and performance.

 

LAST DAY OF EXHIBITION.

The exhibition will close on 21st April with a celebration of Kathakali.

There will be an opportunity to learn how a Kathakali actor tells a story, see the make up and meet the artists then see a Kathakali performance featuring a traditional Indian story performed by experts from south India.

Time 11.00am – 11.45am workshop

11.45am – 12.45pm view makeup

2.00pm – 3.15pm – Kathakali performance.

 

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APRIL 30th - May 21st- EXHIBITION 

 

Museum of Croydon

Croydon Clocktower

Katharine Street

Croydon

CR9 1ET

Tel: 020 8253 1022

http://www.museumofcryodon.com

 

A Celebration of Kerala Culture - exhibition opening

 

PERFORMANCE - 2.00pm - 4.00pm 

Open a door into the remarkable world of Kerala, enjoy the powerful drumming of a Chenda Melam, see the costumes come alive through professional performances of Kathakali and Bharathanatyam. See the traditional dress of Kerala, photographs and films then complete the experience with Kerala snacks. 

 

[If you miss this event you can see it again on 21st May when the exhibition closes] 

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

 

Kathakali costumes.

See authentic Kathakali, Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam costumes from Kerala, films, and photographs. Observe their beautiful colours, fabrics, intricate wood carving, tailoring and pattern cutting designed to create extraordinary images characters and change when the performer moves.

 

Mask and photo Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar

 

EXHIBITIONS AT: 

 

APRIL 2nd - 21st 

 

 

Norbury Library

Beatrice Avenue

Norbury

London

SW16 4UW

Tel: 020 7884 5215

 

 

 

 

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APRIL 30th - MAY 21st

 

Museum of Croydon

Croydon Clocktower

Katharine Street

Croydon

CR9 1ET

Tel: 020 8253 1022

http://www.museumofcryodon.com

 

 

 

May 7th

 

11.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm

 

Museum of Croydon

Croydon Clocktower

Katharine Street

Croydon

CR9 1ET

Tel: 020 8253 1022

http://www.museumofcryodon.com

 

 

Kathakali drama workshop - morning

 

Learn how the costumes come alive through movement, characters, emotions and a 4,000-year-old sign language.

 

Kathakali mask making workshop - afternoon

Make a mask based on the traditional Kathakali makeup designs.

 

 

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May 14th

 

11.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 2.30pm

 

Museum of Croydon

Croydon Clocktower

Katharine Street

Croydon

CR9 1ET

Tel: 020 8253 1022

http://www.museumofcryodon.com

 

 

Chenda drumming workshops

 

Learn the basic rhythms and discover the sounds of Kerala through the ancient Chenda drum. .

 

 

 

May 21st- EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCES

 

6.00pm - 8.00pm

 

Museum of Croydon

Croydon Clocktower

Katharine Street

Croydon

CR9 1ET

Tel: 020 8253 1022

http://www.museumofcryodon.com

 

A Celebration of Kerala Culture - exhibition closes

Open a door into the remarkable world of Kerala, enjoy the powerful drumming of a Chenda Melam, see the costumes come alive through professional performances of Kathakali, Bharathanatyam and Kia Kotti Kali. See the traditional dress of Kerala, photographs and films then complete the experience with Kerala snacks as the exhibition closes.

 

Kia Kotti kali - traditional dance of Kerala performed by women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wethether you're interested in our performances, exhibitions or educational workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.