Narakasura Vadham

On November 20, the India Initiative will host the Kathakali Group, a world-renowned Indian dance troupe, for a performance in Gaston Hall. The Kathakali Group will perform Narakasura Vadham, a Keezhupadam-style Kathakali dance that tells a story from Hindu mythology. Kathakali, which originated in the state of Kerala, is a traditional form of dance in which dancers act out the parts of different characters in a play.

In this performance, the troupe will depict the story of the death of Narakasura, a legendary Indian asura. Through their expressive movements and visual storytelling, the Kathakali Group will highlight the importance of art in India’s many cultures and traditions.

This event is co-sponsored by the Georgetown University India Initiative and the Embassy of India.

A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill all accommodations requests.

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Gaston Hall
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Special Events, Student Events, Cultural


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Asian Studies, Global Engagement


Open to the public and the press?


Event Contact Name

Emily Paragamian

Event Contact Email

Accommodations Contact Name

Emily Paragamian

Accommodations Contact Email

Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.