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An Evening of Kathakali: Lecture, Demonstration, and Performance

October 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Department of Music and Carolina Asia Center for an evening of Kathakali! We are excited to welcome Dr. Kaladharan Viswanath, emeritus of the Kerala Kalamandalam University for a lecture on Kathakali, as well as Manoj Kumar and his disciple, Akhila, our Kathakali performers.

Here is a brief program:

3:00 – 4:15 PM: Kathakali Lecture-Demonstration

4:30 – 7:30 PM: Public application of costume and make-up

7:30 PM: a pre-performance lecture on Kathakali’s history, development, and aesthetics, as well as on the excerpt being played by Dr. Kaladharan Viswanath

8:00 – 9:30 PM: Kathakali Performance by Manoj Kumar and his disciple, Akhila


This event is sponsored by the Department of Music and the Carolina Asia Center. All segments of the event are free and open to the public! Please feel free to drop by for any portion of the event. Attendance for the entirety is not required but appreciated.


October 4, 2023
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Hill Hall, Room 107
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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