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Kudiyattam is the last living representative of the classical, 2000-year-old form of Sanskrit drama. Performances usually last for nights, but this condensed performance hosts two self-contained episodes: the demon Ravana’s attack on the moon; and a sequence from Kalidasa’s Sakuntala. Virtuoso drumming with texts screened in subtitles as well as sung and enacted through hand gestures and eye expressions are a defining aspect of the performance.
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*There will be pre-performance talks with Professor David Shulman, Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at 7pm each night.
9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA 95616