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Kala Chethena Kathakali Company
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, the full company returns to the UK direct from Kerala, presenting unforgettable Kathakali performances by internationally renowned performers, singers, rhythmic drummers and highly skilled make-up artists, led by Kalamandalam Vijayakumar and Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar. Kathakali is the classical dance drama of Kerala, South West India and is traditionally performed by men. It was originated in the Hindu temples in the 17th century to bring the Hindu epics - Mahabharatha and the Ramayana - to local people. In Kerala, a Kathakali performance is traditionally performed in temples from dusk to dawn, and would be attended by an entire village.