Explore Kathakali, the dance-drama and mythic storytelling tradition from Kerala through performance, informative films, and dialogue in this unique immersive festival. Experience breathtaking expositions of traditional narratives led by Kalamandalam Shanmukham of the acclaimed arts institution Kalamandalam, accompanied by insights into the history, costuming and makeup processes, literary texts, and music. This ten day-long journey culminates with an exciting live Q&A session where you, the audience, will have the chance to have your questions asked to the artists. Come join us and witness the magic these artful storytellers cast from the comfort of your own home!
This event is jointly organized by the Society for Indian Music and Arts, Nritya, and First Edition Arts, with the support of the Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver and the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego. It is funded by the University Park Allocation Committee at Penn State University.