Recognised by UNESCO as one among the “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”, it is the only surviving Sanskrit theatre in the world. Extant over 2000 years, it is arguably the oldest existing classical theatre form in the entire world.

Koodiyattam is a timeless theater. Having a traceable history of nearly 2000 years, it is as contemporary as it is classical. In its narratives and theater, Koodiyattam never felt out of place in a classical, neo-classical, modern, post-modern or deconstructed world. In much the same vein, this art form was bold enough to set up a women centric theater much before feminism was even a vague notion in the western world.

Koodiyattam performance in IKKF 2018 will stage Jataayuvadham.


Saturday December 1, 2018 – 10.00 am : Jataayuvadham Part 1

Sunday December 2, 2018 – 9.30 am : Jataayuvadham Part 2