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Saturday, october 7, 2023, 3-4.15 pm (IST)
On Zoom Platform

Kabuki and Kathakali – The lost siblings

Ms. Helen Christina Xavier’s penchant for Kabuki and Kathakali, Japanese and South Indian dance forms respectively, motivated her to study the two dance forms and understand their subtle similarities with uniqueness. 

In her presentation, Helen will explain the origin of both the dance forms and its beginnings /artiste backgrounds and then go on to describe details like the stages, the costumes, masks, unique poses etc. She will unravel the magical truths behind these two cherished dance forms in great depths, leaving you awed!

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Ms. Helen Christian Xavier did her Masters in Applied Psychology from Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Women’ college in Chennai. After completing her studies, she started a profession in Psychology. After 10 years of fruitful work, fascinated by the history and culture of Japan, she decided to pursue Japanese studies in 2003. She studied in Indo Japan Chamber of commerce and Industry and got her N2 Certification in 2015. 

Since 2013, she has been a freelance Japanese Interpreter and Translator with India Yamaha Motors (Via consultants) many other Japanese auto companies. 

03:00   Welcome by the Coordinator: Prof. Sushila Narsimhan

03:05   Introductory Remarks by the Chair: Prof. A. Damodaran

03:10   Lecture by Ms. Helen Christina Xavier

03:35   Open Interaction 

03:50   Concluding Remarks by the Chair 

04:00   Wrap up

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