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“Othello” – Kathakali meets Shakespeare

23 September 2017

Sadanam Balakrishnan, one of the probably most important contemporary masters of this ancient art form, travels to Zurich with his internationally acclaimed ensemble for two guest appearances exclusively at the Museum Rietberg. In this unforgettable theater performance Kathakali meets Shakespeare. The unusual encounter of a western theater icon with top artists of Indian dance tradition.

Introduction in German by Pavel Jiracek, operatic dramaturge

Colors, drama, music and dance: Kathakali is one of the classical theater traditions of South India – a mixture of ballet, theater, opera and mime with impressive masks and costumes, versatile mimics and complex gestures (mudras).



Museum Rietberg Zürich


Museum Rietberg Zürich
Gablerstrasse 15, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland
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