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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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This is amazing. Make sure you get there in time to watch the makeup ritual which is fascinating. It can seem long for children so be prepared for that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is amazing. Make sure you get there in time to watch the makeup ritual which is fascinating. It can seem long for children so be prepared for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There are number of shows at this center.We spent one evening at this center watching kathakali Dance and the artisan makeup. It is difficult to describe the performance in words.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Everyone attends the Kathakali demo but do keep in mind that there is often a show following that. One night, classical music and another night classical dance. I also attended the morning raga meditation every day I was there. The raga was my personal highlight

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great insight into this traditional dance from Kerala. An evening at this center takes you through the performers' make up, various elements of this dance form and a dance play performed on a portion of one of Indian mythological stories. All in all, a learning experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Watching Kathakali was our top priority for our Kerala tour and on the 1st day of thr tour we watched a show here and it was great.After spending the day at various places of Kochi we reached there 5 min late,around 6:05.After meet and greet we buy tickets and enter the Mandapam.We were very surprised to see that there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The South West Monsoon broke & the skies let loose ..but this would not deter me from attending the variety of things on offer at this authentic venue. I stay very deliberately a few nights in Cochin to immerse myself in the masterful performances that are presented here in this auditorium...for all the years I have come & gone from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We attended both the Kathakali show and two nights of music( Harmonium/Tabla/Singing and Sitar/Tabla). Every performance was amazing. The theater is a cool open room that was comfortable both seating-wise and temperature. The show was unique and highly entertaining. The music was everything I needed. It is hard to put into words. You need to experience. On top of all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went to the Kathakali 2 nights. The first night I went to see Kathikali dance and was very interesting and fun to watch. The second time was to see a concert but couldn't happen because there weren't enough people to visit. Instead of that they showed me examples of the rhythms they use and music and it was even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We bought tickets during the day to attend the famous Kathakali dance for the evening show; what talent; please arrive early so that you get a front seat; we were in row no 2 and watched with awe as the artists put on their makeup!! you have to be quite relaxed in body and mind to take in this wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have seen kathakali shows elsewhere, but this was one of the most authentic ones. The performers are great and also the ambience is amazing, especially with rangolis, oil lamps and their dedication to the art form. Right from the singing to dancing and even drumming is authentic and most close to the roots and tradition. Don't get confused with... More 

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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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