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April 4 to 15 2018
  • Thu 12 Apr 2018
  • Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Physical Theatre Workshops

Mallakhambindia Workshop | Ben Knapton (IND)

Behold the incredible acrobatic feats of an ancient sporting art form that is rarely seen outside India.

Mallakhamb is a mix of wrestling, gymnastics and aerial yoga.Using large wooden vertical poles, some of India’s best Mallakhamb artists will display astounding physical artistry and help workshop participants learn the basics of this historic art form.

All ages are welcome. A degree of mobility is required. Entry is free and no bookings are required. Meet at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach to participate.

About the creators:
Mallakhambindia are based in Mumbai and are at the frontier of the resurgence of the ancient Indian sport of Mallakhamb. This specially made show is directed by Australian artist Benjamin Knapton and sound-tracked live by Mumbai-based musician Donn Bhatt.

Thu 12 Apr 2018
Thu 12 Apr, 04:00pm - 05:30pm
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

-28.028072, 153.4343613

Old Burleigh Road
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.

Please refer to the detailed event information on the left for event-specific details on performances for The Whale’s Tale, The Lost Lending Library, Welcome to Sameville, Emil and the Detectives and The Listies Go For Bronze with Auslan translation.


Benjamin Knapton, Director
Donn Bhatt, Musician and Sound Designer

MallakhambIndia Artists:
Rajesh Amrale
Rajesh Mudaki
Akshay Taral
Preetesh Games
Gerard Quadras

Presenting partner of Broadbeach