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Cochin Cultural Centre: Tours & Tickets

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This is one of the pioneer centre for ethnic culture and traditions.
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Sangamam | Manikath Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682016, India
+91 484 235 6366
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Reviewed 5 August 2019

When in Keral, watching a Kathakali performance is a "must see" experience. Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. It is a 'story play' distinguished by elaborate costumes and face masks and colourful make-up. Arrive at the Cochin Cultural Centre early...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hawkes2an
Reviewed 28 May 2019

My husband and I just loved our time here, first after being shown to our seat the two men started to apply they makeup Whow! That alone was fabulous it was a real art and fascinating to watch. Then out came the costume and it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sandy2915
Reviewed 1 April 2019

Half the fascination with this cultural show is the preparation. Makeup takes over an hour to apply and they will sit on the stage and apply it. Also you are shown how the facial expressions depict the feelings, and this was a fascinating experience. Well...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gro05
Reviewed 20 March 2019 via mobile

First you get a preview of two men putting on theatrical makeup and getting transformed before your eyes. Then one of them goes on stage and a narrator explains the different facial expressions for a range of emotions. The actor rolls his eyes and scrunches...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank barefootfoodie
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

This is not only a show but a complete cultural experience. The 2 performers who are wonderful, explain all the process and are excellent in their roles. The place is a bit over crowded and thw distribution of the chairs should be re thought. Nevertheless...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mimi M
Reviewed 1 January 2019

We arrived early for the performance as we had the pleasure of watching the performers actually on stage prepare their make-up and paint faces, which took a considerable amount of time. Then the show started after giving some history for the performance and historical meaning...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2018

Saw two guys apply makeup and enact scenes from the story Narakasuravadham. The ability of the female role guy expressing various emotions was fantastic - what a great actor.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LaPaj
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We attended the one hour make up demonstration followed by a one hour Kathakali performance. The makeup demo was interesting. The following performance is in 2 parts. Part 1: a demo of the skills of the dancer and how they depict the various emotions. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kartor
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

First part is more informativ about the artstic gener. A bit long but needed. Secound part is very entertaining. Also good for families with kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We had attended the show the night before which was a unique experience for £3.50! We wanted to support the centre so chose to do a Hatha yoga class at sunrise- the next morning. Keen I know- but didn't want to be a fraud and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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