Experience KATHAKALI:the greatest artform from god’s own country!


Kathakali (Malayalam: കഥകളി, pronounced [kət̪ʰəkəɭi]) is a highly stylised classical Indian dancedrama noted for its attractive make-up of characters, their elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion. It originated in the country’s southern state of Kerala during the 16th century AD, approximately between 1555 and 1605, and has been updated over the years with improved looks, refined gestures and added themes besides more ornate singing and precise drumming.

The name Kathakali derives from the Malayalam words “katha” (meaning: religious story) and “kali” (meaning: play or performance)

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