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Kathakali-Flamenco fusion of Mahabharata theme entices Delhi crowd

Camaraderie between two classical performing arts from different continents contrasted tastefully with the rancour displayed by the mythological characters, as Kathakali and Flamenco gracefully joined hands on the stage in the capital to perform a violent episode from the Mahabharata. The Kathakali-Flamenco fusion dance was organised by Kerala Tourism, the Cervantes Institute and the Embassy of Spain as part of the Delhi International Arts Festival.

Even as the plot essayed the depth of vengeance between the Pandavas and Kauravas in the ancient Indian epic, the performers of the Kerala ballet and Spanish dance-and-song form entertained the gathering on Sunday evening by presenting ‘The Killing of Dussasana’ as part of the ongoing Delhi International Arts Festival.

“This collaborative endeavour is the first of its kind,” said César Lorente Ratón, the Spanish director of the 75-minute production that was shown at the ongoing fete by UCO Productions and La Holandesa Errante Films…

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