KIRATAM, ‘THE HUNTER’S STORY’ (2008)

“Your performances are stunning, very professionally presented and delighted the audiences. I was amazed just how similar your interpretation of Kiratham was to the Kathakali version, yet you had never seen it!”
– Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar, Co-Director of Kathakali.

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Kiratam is our own version of Kathakali’s ‘Kiratham: The Hunter’s Story’, a visually exciting play bursting with music, dance and drama. The play is infused with Indian and Celtic culture and sees our performers using Makaton sign language. Our members performed alongside theatre professionals on an equal basis. The company initially performed the play on a tour around schools in Moray and performed with The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company from Kerala, India as part of their UK Tour. Since then, we have performed the play at a variety of events,  including Culture Day 2013 and an event for Highlands & Islands Enterprise.