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Kathakali

Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics,...

GHUNGHARU or PAAYAL

Ghungharu are the "tinklebells" or "jingle bells" which are used to adorn the feet of dancers. When tied to the feet, they are played...

Kathakali, a religious dance-drama tradition, originated in Kerala,

KathakaliKathakali, a religious dance-drama tradition, originated in Kerala, in southern India. Kathakali literally means enactment of stories. Traditionally it is a male dominated performing...

MUDRAS – SIGN LANGUAGE – basic alphabet

MUDRAS – SIGN LANGUAGE – basic alphabet Pathakam Mudraakhyam Katakam   Musti Kartharremukham Sukathunddam Kapidhakam Hamsapaksham Sikaram Hamsassyam Anjaly Ardhachandram Mukuram   Bhramara Soochikamukam Pallavam Thripathaakam Mrigaseersham Sarpasirassu Vardamanakam Araalam Oornanabham Mukulam Katakaamukham

THE HANDS – SIGN LANGUAGE OF KATHAKALI

THE HANDS - SIGN LANGUAGE: The sign Language used in Kathakali is very important and is called MUDRAS –an ancient sacred sign language that...

THE TRAINING of KATHAKALI

THE TRAINING: KATHAKALIThe training of a Kathakali actor begins at an early age when young boys leavetheir homes to dedicate the entire lives to...

THE CHARACTERS: KATHAKALI

THE CHARACTERS: KATHAKALIThe characters are categorised into symbolic "personalities" ranging from the most sanctified to the most evil.The characters represent the evolution of...

BACKGROUND OF KATHAKALI

BACKGROUND OF KATHAKALIKathakali is ancient and classical in nature and holds centuries of tradition and culture. It is not simply a dance-drama but an...

Performances of Kathakali

Performances of KathakaliKathakali performances are not confined to a temple's courtyard; they are held in the open under the sky. Before a performance begins,...

Make-up of Kathakali

Make-up of KathakaliThe make-up of Kathakali character is peculiarily native to the Kerala folk-art. In folk theatrical varieties, huge marks and make-ups were as...

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