Dubai: In Dubai this weekend, A three-day festival celebrating the ancient and highly structured classical performing arts from the south Indian state of Kerala.

From November 30 to December 2, showcasing the native art forms of Kerala, the 12th edition of ‘ Utsavam 2018’- International Kathakali and Koodiyattam Festival (IKKF) will be staged, under the aegis of the Consulate General Of India in Dubai, said Organizers in a press conference.

Entry is free as the event is held at Princess Haya Bint AI Hussein Theatre, Gems Wellington High School, Shaikh Zayed Road.

Koodiyattam is also known as Kutiyattam, as it is 2000-year-old theater form recognized by Unesco as a masterpiece of the Oral and intangible heritage of humanity.

In scale and magnificence, the festival has grown over the years. Kathakali is the most unique dance form that demonstrates its dramatic makeup, elaborate costumes, and detailed gestures.

Artists like Padmabhushan Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair and Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi have graced the festival with their performance in the past.

The Kathakali acts chosen to explore the grace of golden age from 17th to early 19th century. Each of these plays a very distinct, emphasizing, a different sensibility of Kathakali said the Organizers.

For more details and programmer schedule of artists, the organizer has given a website to get updates about the events:

Related Articles
Next Story
Going Viral
UAE Joins International Maritime Security Construct, A US-Led Coalition

UAE Joins International Maritime Security Construct, A US-Led Coalition

by Susmita September 19, 2019
On Thursday, the United Arab Emirates declared that it has joined International Maritime Security Construct, an international alliance that aims to protect the safety of maritime navigation and international trade. The Director of the International Security Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Salem Mohammed Al Zaabi said that the UAE’s joining to the alliance comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter threats...