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Kerala Kathakali Centre

near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
484 2215827
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If you go to the Kathakali Cente an hour early, you can see the artists putting on their own make up, which is fascinating. The performance was interesting but a little lengthy.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The centre hardly had guests given that it's probably off season. Nevertheless the spirits of the dancers were high with a good demonstration of this art form. Worth going if you are inquisitive about art.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

A friend who is a guide in Kerala recommended I go and see Kathakali at this centre. It was truly amazing. You can see the artists applying their make up from 5.30pm. Afterwards, there is an introduction to what Kathakali is and also demonstrations of some of the different mudras used during the performance and also of the amazing facial... More

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed discovering the different performances proposed by the Kerala Kathakali Centre. The actors, dancers and musicians are very humble, generous and passionate about their art….We spent some wonderful evenings thanks to them!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was very good to have the chance to see a kathakali performance. Not only that, the dancers show how they do the make up at the beginning and at the end of the show took pictures with the audience and all. Very nice people.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is meant to be an intro performance on Kathakali tailor made for beginners who have known what Kathakali is through TV and general knowledge but never got a chance to see a performance live.. The auidence typically consists of foreign tourists.. 300 bucks is well worth for the time spent almost three hours.. First hour is live make up... More

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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wow! What an experience! An absolute must see and not to miss the make up part too. this dance form was very well explained. The performance of the dancers was amazing and made all the more enjoyable by the presentation which explained the show to us. Loved it

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

No dsicussing that the show is of excellent quality and that the make-up sessions is deifinitely worth attending. However, double-check your seat placement before handing in your money at the counter. If you are at the back or too far on the side, you might not enjoy the experience as much as you could. Since the best seats are booked... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The show was decent and the first hour you could watch the 2 actors put on their makeup. As I'm not educated in Kathakali movements it was hard to understand what the actors were trying to communicate plus the emotions they showed seemed to all be very similar. It was definitely worth seeing and getting this experience but I'm not... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The exhibits and performances are adventures and are top notch. You will enjoy and learn. Or just enjoy. Or just learn. But, do your self a favour and take in a performance or two.

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