A very popular dance form with the tourists visiting Kerala. It is
actually a dance drama performed by mostly male artist. The
actors convey the message of the story through very expressive
facial movements and mudras (hand gesture).
singers provide the dialogue. The face of the Kathakali artist is
colorfully painted to suit the role. The painted face is often mistaken
for a mask. Kerala Kalamandalam situated near Thrissur is a major
Kathakali training centre. There are many Kathakali centers in
Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin. The painting of the Kathakali face can be
seen at most centers if you can visit the centre at least one hour
before the performance.
dance forms popular in Kerala are Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattom,
Ottamthullal, Margam Kali and Chavitu Natakom. Oppana is also
very popular in Malabar region.
dance forms popular in Kerala are Bharathanatyam,
Mohiniyattom, Ottamthullal, Margam Kali and Chavitu Natakom.
Oppana is also very popular in Malabar region.
The martial art form of Kerala is believed to be the predecessor to
the more famous Karate and Kungfu. Available historic evidence prove
practice of Kalari as far back as the 12th Century AD. There is a
branch of medicine called Kalari Chikilsa, which has developed as an
is mainly deals with cure of injuries and sprains.
Kalaripayattu can be seen in the various training centers in the
state. CVN Kalari is a famous Kalari training centre. They have
training centers in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode besides other