Kudiyattam: Sanskrit Theater by the Napathya Troupe


Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:00pm


Agassiz Theatre, 5 James Street, Cambridge

The Napathya troupe from Kerala, India will present a very rare performance of Sanskrit Theater— KUDIYATTAM, the last living performance tradition of Sanskrit theater in the world. Recognized by Unesco as preserving "masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity," this remarkable, visually powerful tradition survived only in Kerala, in the far south-west of the Indian sub-continent, where for centuries it was performed primarily in the great temples. The Nepathya troupe from the village of Mūḻikkuḷam, just north of Cochin, is one of the finest groups of classically trained artists in Kerala today. The  troupe has traveled widely both in India and abroad (Singapore, Japan, Paris, Jerusalem, New Haven), and includes both performers and drummers.

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