Kathakali Dance

Kathakali dance, a traditional dance form of Kerala is one of the oldest theater forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics,…


Kathakali Plays

Kathakali Plays Traditionally there are 101 classical Kathakali stories or Kathakali Plays, though the commonly staged among them these days total less than one-third that number. Almost all of them were initially composed to last a whole night. Nowadays, there is increasing popularity for concise, or oftener select, versions of stories so as the performance…


Kathakali Music

Kathakali Music The language of the songs used for Kathakali music is Manipravalam. So most of the Kathakali songs are set in ragas based on the microtone-heavy Carnatic music. There is a distinct style of plain-note rendition in Kathakali Music which is known as the Sopanam style. This typical Kerala style of rendition takes its roots…


Brief History of Kathakali

Brief History of Kathakali Brief History of Kathakali is that it is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance, and It is another “story play” genre of art. Kathakali dance form is one of the oldest theater forms in the world. One distinguished by its elaborately colorful make-up, costumes ( kathakali dress ) and The…


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