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Kerala Kathakali Centre

Address: near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Phone Number: 484 2215827
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We visited twice, once to see the introductory-length Kathakali performance, and later to hear classical Indian music. This is a place that is genuinely dedicated to ensuring the preservation of Keralan culture by teaching visitors as well as entertaining them with performances of the highest quality. If you are in Fort Cochin it is not expensive and is a perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

It's an amazing little theatre, and though designed for tourists, it's made up for by the people running the events. They are so dedicated to their art form, most having 6 years training in their discipline, and they really go that extra mile to make sure you get a feel and an understand about the work. I went to the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Really interesting and authentic evening. Its is for tourists but it felt authentic in a lovely little theatre

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sonoma county, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

First, they start out with the make-up, which sounds like watching paint dry but is truly interesting! And, in the process, you learn a lot about the dance form itself, so when it is time for the dancing, it is not all opaque. It is an ancient art/dance form, colorful, humorous at times, stylized, fun to watch and learn.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

From the intricate composing of the face make-up to the explanations of the performances, to the actual mime and dance performances, this centre offered a fascinating introduction to the cultural heritage and performing arts of Kerala. The transitions of the dancers through make-up and costumes, the face mime and movements - including those of the warriors - were all narrated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The experience of watching the epic drama enacted by artists all dressed up in Kathakali costumes and with proper make up on really beautifully laid out performance was incredible. Its must to make yourself acquainted with this folk dance and the colourful display, atleast once. The tickets were Rs 300 , when i went there in November and you can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a very touristy place but it is informative and the shows are a good length. The performance was fascinating and the location was comfortable. The most interesting part was the dancers putting on their elaborate make up so make sure you get there in time to see this.

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Greater Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We wanted kathakali at this place on last week of November and the performers were absolutely great! There were only about 8 people in the audience, but that didn't diminish the musicians' motivation and we had a photo opportunity as well later with artists

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is close to the centre of Fort Cochin and very close to the Santa Cruz Basilica. It is the real deal and not just for tourists- we went to several Kathakali performances which are well- explained and we were also able to see the make up being meticulously applied. We also attended several Indian classical dance and music performances... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Do not miss this great little show its is an oppertunity to witness the essence of this complex dance tradition without needing to spend a long time at a traditional dance.

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