Sounds of India

Kerala Kalamandalam Kathakali Troupe

Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31
Kerala Kalamandalam Kathakali Troupe

The performance originally scheduled for Friday, October 28 has been rescheduled due to visa issues. Tickets and seat assignments for this performance will be honored at the Monday, October 31 performance.

If you have a ticket, no action is required. For exchanges or refunds, call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 as soon as possible.

Elaborate costumes, colorful makeup, refined gestures, and ornate singing only begin to describe the mythic dance-drama of Kathakali, an art form based in the ancient ritual folk dances of Kerala, India. A troupe of actors and musicians from Kerala Kalamandalam, a prestigious performing arts institution, enraptures audiences with an epic Hindu tale performed with otherworldly artistry.

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“Unforgettably rich, strange and profound dance-theater.”

—Los Angeles Times

“Strange, moving and verging on tribal, [Kerala Kalamandalam Kathakali Troupe] should make the must-do lists of modern dance fans and the culturally curious.”

—Washington Post

Kerala Kalamandalam Kathakali Troupe
  • Dussasana Vadhom (“The Killing of Dussasana”), from the Mahabharata
  • This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.
  • Pre-concert lecture by Lakshmi Vishwanathan on October 31 at 6:15 pm in the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College
  • There is no late seating.


Sunday, October 30 at 5:00
Monday, October 31 at 7:30


Venue Accessibility

  •  Large-print programs
  •  Braille programs
  •  Wheelchair-accessible seating
  •  Assistive listening devices
  • For more information about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact or 212.875.5375.