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The Museum Rietberg in Zurich has its location in the beautiful park Rietberg and consists of three villas. In this romantic backdrop, art from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania is shown and stands for the only art museum for foreign-European cultures in Switzerland. The museum has a long and multifaceted history and is animated with numerous artists, intellectuals and scientists.

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September 2017

“Othello” – Kathakali meets Shakespeare

23 September
Museum Rietberg Zürich, Gablerstrasse 15, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

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 "Kathakali" Colors, drama, music and dance: Kathakali is one of the classical theater traditions of South India -…

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Indian Dance Theatre Meets Shakespeare

23 September
Museum Rietberg Zürich, Gablerstrasse 15, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

Colors, drama, music and dance: Kathakali, a classical theatre tradition from South India, is a mixture between ballet, theatre, opera and pantomime, featuring impressive masks, costumes and complex gestures. Asia Society Switzerland and Museum Rietberg are partnering for an unusual Kathakali performance: Sadanam Balakrishnan, a world-renowned master of this ancient art form, will perform with his ensemble an interpretation of Shakespeare’s «Othello» - for the very first time in Switzerland. Sadanam Balakrishnan sees many similarities between the traditions of Shakespeare…

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