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Kerala Kathakali Centre

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Address: near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Phone Number: 484 2215827
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A very interesting event, but make sure to bring earplugs

We went there at 5 pm already to see the makeup, which was an amazing event by itself already. After an hour, one of the actors introduced us to the world of Kathakali, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went there at 5 pm already to see the makeup, which was an amazing event by itself already. After an hour, one of the actors introduced us to the world of Kathakali, the makeup, the drums and the facial and body expressions. Impressive! Looks extremely challenging to learn. After that, the show started. As layman, I couldn't quite distinguish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very authentic cultural show, definitely worthwhile, the ambiance was great and you get really upclose with the actors. I went to the hatha yoga class and raga meditation the next morning which were also great, it was low season (May) and I received a one on one lesson both times!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Yes it's worth coming here. The place itself is fascinating. Better english would help travellers understand the commentary.

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Punjab, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

It was a wonderful experience watching this programme live, could not skip a single moment. really must do for visitors to Kochi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

There are many places showing these dances. I went to the government centre near the kochi ferry area. You can see them doing the elaborate facial make up for nearly one hour. The dances are based on a story depicted by dancing with hand, finger, eye, chin gestures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Centre is known as school of traditional arts which was established in1990 is the kerala's primary arts school where kathakali, music, martial arts and other dance forms are demonstrated in traditional style. . The Kerala Kathakali Center's aim is to popularize and encourage the classical arts of Kerala, discover new talents, and improve the standards of training and performances... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went here for the Kathakali performance in evening and absolutely engrossing experience. They spoke about many other activities happening day long such as Music and other folk art performances too.SO one should definitely get in touch with them in advance to co-ordinate events/booking.Small place yet upclose to stage experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A good insight into the traditional practice. The show itself was fairly long but on reading the story you can basically follow what is happening. The make up and the application is cool but only worth seeing the last few minutes. An enjoyable experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Wonderful to see the application of the makeup and a great show. Good to support this local attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Never ever witness kathakali live in my life. It was my first experiance and I will never forget. :) :) :) :)

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Address: Address: near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Phone Number: 484 2215827
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)

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