Thursday 22nd August 2019

An Afternoon of Kathakali and Bharathanatyam Dance | V&A Museum, London

Event Details

  • Address

    Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre at the V&A museum, London

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  • Date

    Sunday 12th May 2019

  • Time

    12:30 - 15:30


The ancient dance traditions of South India takeover the museum in this immersive afternoon of live performances, screenings and a rare display of costumes.

Immerse yourself in the remarkable culture of south India and the powerful, beautiful classical dance drama of the Kathakali and the classical dance of Bharathanatyam. For this special, celebratory afternoon we’re delighted to host traditional Indian dancers from south India who will be performing these intoxicating ancient arts, including the group dance ritual of Kai Kotti Kali, in the unique surroundings of our Museum. Plus, marvel at the rare, stunning display of ancient Kathakali and Bharatanatyam costumes that will accompany the performances.

Free Entry: Register via the V&A website