Kudiyattam is the last living representative of the classical, 2000-year-old form of Sanskrit drama. Performances usually last for nights, but this condensed performance hosts two self-contained episodes: the demon Ravana's attack on the moon; and a sequence from Kalidasa's Sakuntala. Virtuoso drumming with texts screened in subtitles as well as sung and enacted through hand gestures and eye expressions are a defining aspect of the performance. This is a rare chance to behold one of India's oldest living theatrical traditions.
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Friday, Nov 3 - Jackson Hall - 7pm
Saturday, Nov 4 - Jackson Hall - 7pm
Speaker: Professor David Shulman, Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem