Kerala classical arts festival starts in Dubai
Dubai: A five-day International Koodiyattam and Kathakali Festival (IKKF), showcasing the ancient and highly structured classical performing arts of Kerala, began in Dubai Thursday, a media report said.
The seventh edition of Kerala`s classical arts festival is being held at the GEMS Wellington International School in Dubai, The National reported on its website.
This year, the festival`s highlight is Nalacharitham, a performance by Kathakali dancers of the story of Nala, king of Nishadha, and Damayanti, his wife, which forms an episode in the epic Mahabharata.
Well-known Kathakali dancer Kalamandalam Gopi will perform on the fifth day of the festival.