Step into the captivating universe of Kathakali, a 500-year-old dance drama that originated in the Hindu temples of Kerala. Led by KALAMANDALAM VIJAYAKUMAR and KALAMANDALAM BARBARA VIJAYAKUMAR from The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company, the leading Kathakali group outside of India, this workshop promises a fascinating journey into the heart of Kerala's rich cultural tapestry.

This family workshop will explore how Kathakali drama tells stories through hand gestutres, facial expression, body language and rhythm before participants get to craft their own Kathakali inspired masks. The masks created during the workshop will be proudly displayed as part of a major exhibition at The Pheonix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon.

Suitable for ages 7+

This is a full day workshop:
10:30am - 12:00pm: Kathakali drama workshop
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch (and a chance to look around Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery with your included museum and art gallery admission).
1:00pm - 2:30pm: Kathakali mask making workshop.

Participants must bring their own lunch (microwave and instant water boiler available).
All bookings must include 1 accompanying adult who will stay with their group and take part for the duration of the workshop.

Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of an extraordinary cultural event that promises to transport you to the heart of Kerala's artistic heritage. Join us for a day of discovery, creativity, and celebration at Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery! 

Please note: the workshop leaders will not be in costume or makeup.

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