LiFTs Seminar Series: Dr Arya Madhaven

Seeing seeing a mountain: training the actor’s imagination and concentration in Kutiyattam

  • Wed 10 Oct 18

    17:00 - 18:30

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Dr Arya Madhaven, University of Lincoln, School of Fine & Performing Arts

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Arya Madhaven, a leading scholar and practitioner of Kudiyattam Theatre for a talk and demonstration of this ancient and enduring art form.

Arya specialises in researching and writing on Indian Theatre, with particular reference to Kudiyattam, the oldest existing theatre form in the world.

Aryai is a Kudiyattam performer with over twenty years of performance experience from both India and the UK. Her research and writing focuses on the aesthetics and praxis of Kudiyattam with an intention to develop new theoretical concepts derived from its practice.

This presentation will be of particular interest to researchers of traditional forms of theatre and performance, and the history of performing arts in contemporary contexts.

The presentation will finish at approximately 6.30pm, including questions, followed by drinks reception in the LiFTS Common Room.

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