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This was an interesting event as I had never heard of Kathakali before coming here. We were dropped off by our driver so we could see the make-up being applied. Sure enough on stage a young man being done up ready for the show. Hardly...More
First of all we wanted to go to the kathakali centre but our tuk tukdriver driver took us here. It seems that a lot of drivers do this. We didn't read reviews until after we bought tickets and so couldn't get a refund. Our mistake....More
Very elaborate and intricate performance using facial expressions and hand movements.
Very theatrical performance but as it is such a complex art form not one I particularly enjoyed.
The performance lasted over a hour, far too long, a number of the audience were asleep.
We went to the show at Greenix Village. The first half was very good (was fun to see the different ways of expressing emotions in this type of art!) but the problem is that after this first half, the organizers of the show stopped the...More
We experienced an excellent introduction to the art of Kathakali Dance at this theatre. The performance had sections of explanation followed by lively and amazingly colourful demonstration, and the show lasted just the right length of time. It is a small venue and gets a...More
We enjoyed performances and demonstrations of the traditional pantomime theater form Kathakali, the South Indian martial art Kalaripayattu, and two types of South Indian dancing. The program included explanations of each type of performance for the benefit of the audience, and an opportunity was provided...More
We had front row seats for this fascinating performance. It was really very interesting learning about this traditional form of Indian theatre, in particular the importance of facial expression to narrative.
My sister took some convincing that one of the main performers was a chap!...More
Greenix Village in Fort Kochi draws the regular tourist who wishes to get acquainted with local dances of Kathakali, Mohiniattam and Malati Patati, a form of traditional martial bv arts.
The programs are typically in the evenings (atleast off season) for an hour+. You also...More