DANCE – THEATRE - “KHELKALI”
“Khelkali” is an experimental mix of Kathakali and Shakespeare. It uses the stories and text of Shakespeare and the style and theatricality of Kathakali to try and create a new authentic theatrical voice. Both were theatres emerging out of medieval morality theatre and both had storytelling at the heart of their art. With India’s colonial history as a context and its own search for a modern identity as a parameter, a combination of Shakespeare and Kathakali or Khelkali, gives a feel of a modern, contemporary India theatre. The two stories in the repertoire include ‘Othello’ and ‘A Mid Summer Night’s Dream’.