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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Brilliant show we watched the first hour how they do their make up then got the demonstration on the sign language of all the movements as they don't speak !!!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

If you want to experience Keralan traditional culture, whether singing, music, dance or a combination of all three, do visit the Kerala Kathakali Centre & support local performance artists. They put on a wide variety of performances. You won't be disappointed.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The comprehensive explanation about the art of Kathakali followed by the show which was fascinating and very enjoyable. We watched the performers put on their make up which is very intricate and takes almost as long as the show. If you have not seen it before, it is well worth going to see.

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Interesting watching the performers do make up before the show. Like all of the stautes and art work displayed. Took some photograph. Show was good, worth going to see.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a pure tourist place, however for someone like me who doesn't speak Malayalam it was a good way to see kathakali and actually understand what was going on. It was nice to have an explanation of and demonstration of the various elements of kathakali, and the make up and performance was cool. I even got to have a... More

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Kathakali is like nothing you (if you are not a student of Indian theater/dance/music) have seen before, and it is well worth the relatively small admission fee and time. Many homestays and hotels will arrange tickets for you. First off, be sure to bring the street address of the Centre as it is down an alleyway and we had to... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Kathakali is a group traditional performance based on the Hindu mythology the Ramayana & Mahabharata which we might have come across in our history books. The artists are highly skilled and undergo stringent and complex training in literature ,facial expression , makeup, music ,acting and dancing. The dancers wear large head dresses, extraordinary costumes and elaborate make up. The faces... More

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Kabul, Kabol, Afghanistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Southern India’s jewel state, globally branded and affectionately known by domestic tourists as God's Own Country, deserves a resounding endorsement and did not disappoint. Whereas I prefer to let my ‘amateurish’ pictures do the talking, I’ve embellished the posting somewhat with some personal thoughts,WOW insights and experiences. http://barrygreville-eyres.blogspot.com/2014/09/scoring-1010-kerala-southern-india.html

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had never seen a Kathakali performance earlier. The dancers are brilliant at what they do. Carry your camera to capture those infinite expressions. The show begins with detailed explanation and exhibit of their make-up, expressions, dancing styles, story lines and finally leads to the grande performance. Must see!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The show is fascinating and pretty unique for Kerala. The make up and costumes were for me the coolest part. There is no singing or talking done by the actors, the music consists of two drums and a cymbal and occasional singing by the man telling the story. We arrived at 5pm to watch the performers put on the make... More

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