We booked this show while on our visit to Kochi. Though we have seen many plays, this one was really interesting to us. We got the front seats, so it was nice to see the makeup and the play. All in all very interesting.
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We got in early and booked some front row seats to the performance. You can arrive at 4.00pm to watch performers apply the face paint, it is interesting to watch but you probably don’t need to arrive the full hour earlier for this. Show began...More
we went there early to see the make-up session ,it was really very attracting . kathakali basic mudras are thought before begining for performance .
Cool and different cultural experience. You need to be curious, patient and attentive to enjoy this - or simply curious:-) I went for this “show” just for fun and out of curiosity - never regretted. You dive into different religion and culture, get a nice...More
Although concerned that it was a tourist trap, we found the Kathakali dance show interesting and learnt something which we had not know about local culture. Don’t be put off by the number of tourists. It is worth a visit. Go before the show starts...More
We went along to a typical Kathakali Dance demo including the make-up session beforehand. Not sure what we expected but it was surprising. Had it not been for the explanation about the way the story telling took place using body movements, we would have found...More
You definitely have to get there early: first to have good places in the front (booking is possible), and second to enjoy how they cooperate to make up before the show. Beautiful show and live music. These guys are fantastic! Tibetan restaurant is just next...More