Kudiyattam Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 – 10pm
Kudiyattam
Room:Jackson Hall Stage
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Cost:Tickets are $30; $10.00 for UC Davis Students
Contact Email:tickets@ucdavis.edu
Contact Phone #:530-754-2787
Event Type:Arts and Entertainment
Presented by:Mondavi Center

Sanskrit Theater

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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