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The Killing of Kirmira (Kathakali Dance-Drama)

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This video is a complete performance document of the approximately three and a half hour performance of a Kathakali play, The Killing of Kirmira.

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by Phillip Zarrilli
Phillip Zarrilli provides notes on the contents and context of the RPA’s introductory video to principles of kathakali, and its performance record of a full kathakali play, The Killing of Kirmira.
Phillip Zarrilli, Professor of Drama at Exeter University, is internationally known for training actors using a psychophysical process combining yoga and the Asian martial arts, and as a director.