Stunning Kathakali Show at U-M World Performance Studies Center



South Indian dancer Kalamandalam Manoj Kumar will be performing a stylized Indian dance theatre, where he will portray the character Ravana from the epic Ramayana. The performance is being organized by the U-M Center for World Performance Studies and will be preceded by an introduction from Kathakali scholar V. Kaladharan, followed by a Q&A session. Kumar will also be giving a lecture and demonstration of Kathakali techniques and movements at 10 a.m. on the same day.

November 2, 2023 10:00 am

South Indian dancer Kalamandalam Manoj Kumar is set to startle audiences with a riveting Kathakali performance under U-M Center for World Performance Studies. Kumar’s evocative portrayal of Ravana, the powerful antihero from the epic Ramayana, is not to be missed. The event starts with an insightful introduction by Kathakali scholar V. Kaladharan, and concludes with an interactive Q&A session.

Remarkably, at 10 a.m. the same day, Kumar will also deliver a lecture and demonstration on Kathakali techniques and movements. The day promises an immersive and enriching journey into the heart of stylized Indian dance theater.

The event kicks off at 7 p.m., at the East Quad Keene Theater, 701 East University. Entry is free. For enquiries, call (734) 936–2777. Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to experience the magic of Kathakali first-hand.

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