History of Kathakali – Culture of Kerala


Kathakali is a significant genre in the canon of Indian classical dance form and specific to the rich culture of the Kerala province. Sharing traits with other classical dance forms of India, Kathakali showcases superb footwork, expressive gestures of the face and hands, brought to complementation with music, rhythm, and vocal recitals. What stands out this dance form from the rest is its unique use of face masks. The vividly done facial makeup, the robust costume, and stern gestures of the hands and faces in Kathakali reflect the tradition of…

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