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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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Fort McMurray, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

It is a very interesting thing to see in terms of the costumes and makeup and info you get about the Kerala culture but the show is a bit boring because its all sign language. Super cool Face expressions and eye movement though.

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Mannancherry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

A rejuvenating time pass and study. A time old and the the first of its kind to start as back as 1960's You may improve the timings of the shows.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

we loved watching this show, the actors wore make up and acted out a mythalogical story, using hand and eye gestures, the dance moves were all explained so we could follow the story, it was tastefully inacted and was most enjoyable, a must see,,,,,

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

This show is on once a week and well worth going to for 300rupees. It lasts an hour, the music was fabulous and the five girl Indian Dancers were just amazing so much energy and professionalism. Everyone must go to get the flavour of the culture of Keralan traditional dance.The auditorium can get hot, only fans, so take a fan... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great to visit especially in evening before the Performance! Go early to see the preparation of the mask and paintings before the show. And the Performance is just fantastic... Impossible to miss!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Kathakali performance at the Kerala Kathakali Centre was one of the most interesting folkloric presentations I've ever seen. The actual story-dance, a small snippet from the Ramayana, was preceded by an hourlong application of the complicated, multicolored facial masks onto the dancers' faces. This gave us an appreciation of the artistry involved. The results were stunning! Also, prior to... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wonderful insight into this historic Indian acting. We were talked throughout the basics, then treated to a short play with music. Fantastic make up and costumes.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had at Kerala Kathakali Centre to watch the Kathakali Dance show. We had there from the time the dancer starts their make-up. It's an amazing experience. The make-up material used is all natural i.e. from various stones. The organizer even explains the Dance format, how it is performed, the meaning of various expression etc. The organizers kept our great... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We booked tickets via our homestay for the Saturday evening classical Indian dance show- 250 rupees pp. It was an hour long and most enjoyable. The two dancers were incredibly impressive and a lot of fun to watch. We want to return to watch a Kathakali show here next week.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

For rp300 the kathakali performance here is a great way to spend a couple of hours. The play itself is quite a short and straightforward story and it goes by quickly. It's made much more meaningful if you're there for the demonstration earlier when they explain the hands, eyes, colours and movements. The centre itself is a fine old wooden... More

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