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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
This is an excellent show for tourists to get some idea of the 300 year old classical dance form of Kathakali.
It starts with the 2 male dancers sitting on the stage and going through a very intricate application of heavy makeup. This takes a...More
The 10 hour long Kathakali dance is squashed into a 30 minute snippet. To make it more interesting the first 30 mins is watching the application of make up by the Two male dancers. We were given a sheet explaining the plot, which was bizarre...More
We were a part of a small group and we thoroughly enjoyed all of the show, including the preparation. Some others were dozing at the beginning but were quickly awoken when the music and dancing started! The story was well told by the two dancers...More
I am leaving myself open to being accused of being a philistine but this was watching paint dry – literarily!
We arrived and sat for over thirty minutes or so watching two people put their make up on for the Kathakali show. They had started...More
The best part of the makeup was watching the Japanese tourists. One lady wanted her face painted and it happened. The others watched it fell asleep.
The first part was about facial expressions as you can only wonder at the range possible. The second half...More
It took almost two hours for the entire show with the "Make Up" part of the Kathakali dancers alone taking almost 45 min. The make up part took too long and it soon became a bit boring as the performers were putting on their make...More
I wanted to go to this since I started landing my trip. It was definitely a unique experience. Well worth the money (cheap like $7)
We got there early. Nice to relax in the ac and watch the makeup process. Definitely something unique to see....More