We attended "the Killing of Kichaka", from the Mahabharata, and it inspired me to buy a (very condensed) version of the whole story from the nearby Idiom Bookshop. We saw the dancers applying their makeup, but were a bit disappointed that we didn't see them robing up. The dance itself was magnificent. I think I'm reasonable familiiar with bharatanatyam, but kathakali was a totally new experince, so I appreciated the explanations. I also think they vary the performance from night to night, so I'd be happy to see it again. I would get there early, though, as there are more seats than hand fans - and they make a big difference to comfort.
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