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Drums, Dance and Kathakali Theatre Event

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The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy - Coloma Trust

Mitcham Road

Croydon

CR9 3AS

United Kingdom

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World Malayalee Council (WMC) is facilitating an event on Saturday, 18th Nov 2017 for the following performances from 5.00pm to 9.00pm,

  • Dance by the the students of Alen’s School of Indian Dances, from WMC Swedish province
  • Chenda (Drums of Kerala, South India) Melam by MAUK and Sangeetha Chendamelam by WMC - UK Province
  • Kathakali by the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company, UK

Kathakali to be performed by the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company who are the leading Kathakali group outside of India perfoming since 1987. The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company is credited with developing Kathakali is the UK through their hugely successful tours and educational work. The company invites you to join them on their 30th anniversary tour.

This event offers a rare opportunity to see superb international artists from Kerala and elsewhere perform their legendary art form.

For anyone unfamiliar with Kathakali there is a short pre-show demonstration and a chance to see the make-up, view the costumes and meet the artists.

Kathakali - The classical dance drama of Kerala, southwestern state of India

Kerala, southwestern state of India, is famous for its natural beauty and is widely known as ‘God’s own country‘. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is also famous for its rich cultural heritage in dance, music, art and cuisine.

Kathakali (Malayalam: കഥകളി) is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. It is another “story play” genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and facemasks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear.

Kathakali is one of the most powerful forms of visual story telling in the world.

A Kathakali performance, like all classical dance arts of India, synthesizes music, vocal performers, choreography and hand and facial gestures together to express ideas. However, Kathakali differs in that it also incorporates movements from ancient Indian martial arts and athletic traditions of South India.

The traditional themes of the Kathakali are folk mythologies, religious legends and spiritual ideas from the Hindu epics and the Puranas. The vocal performance has traditionally been performed in Sanskritised Malayalam.

For full information on the show and details of particiapting artists please visit http://www.wmcuk.org


The purpose of the event is to raise fund for the differently abled children of Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala.

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The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy - Coloma Trust

Mitcham Road

Croydon

CR9 3AS

United Kingdom

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