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Kerala Kathakali Centre

near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 98955 34939
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near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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+91 98955 34939
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"facial expressions"
in 98 reviews
"kathakali performance"
in 87 reviews
"martial arts"
in 93 reviews
"eye movements"
in 52 reviews
"art form"
in 60 reviews
"hand gestures"
in 32 reviews
"classical music"
in 28 reviews
"actual performance"
in 27 reviews
"morning meditation"
in 16 reviews
"makeup application"
in 16 reviews
"front row"
in 15 reviews
"dance form"
in 38 reviews
"cultural experience"
in 40 reviews
"show starts"
in 26 reviews
"indian dance"
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"traditional art"
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"local culture"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Helpful staff, Rich in culture. Especially in Hindu. 3 floors of Kerala South/ middle/ north. With alla of the original pieces

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I left this Kathakali Centre feeling genuinely down and sad. That this wonderful marital art did not have the support and following it deserved seemed incredible. That it was struggling to survive in this modern age caused me concern. I was intrigued during the performance...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not used to watch a show based on men behave as women. I've found it interesting and fascinating. Sometimes it's hard to understand the story, in spite of the short English explanation prior the show. Don't miss the make up process on stage, before...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at 17:00 to watch the actors get into character by applying their make up. The show only starts at around 18:30, so take some snacks and your camera. It was an interesting performance and I found it quite relaxing and enjoyable. It's an...More

Thank elscassel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had watched the Kathakali dance performance when I was in Fort Kochi last year. I really enjoyed it. When I decided to come back to Fort Kochi again this year for vacation, I really wanted to watch the Kalaripattyu (Kerala martial arts) show. Their...More

1  Thank Shou Min T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there few years ago. I found it very interesting to see how the actors are getting prepared for the show. The show itself was also worth seeing.

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

I loved the dancing but particularly enjoyed the demonstrations of different facial and physical expressions of emotions

1  Thank johnhenderson2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

First tryst with this art form... Loved it .we saw the makeup at the beginning and then the performance.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Fascinating performance by incredibly talented actors, dancers, and musicians. A real insight into traditional Keralan culture.

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

If you only do one thing in Kochi, go to Kerala Kathakali Centre, and make sure it is the one behind the Basilica. There are others and there is no comparison . Dedicated, beautifully costumed performers in a wonderful authentically decorated center. Please be aware...More

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ShreenivasYenni
May 20, 2018|
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Response from sujheesh |
Hello sir Namaste There are no restrictions for taking photos.. You can click.pictures or make video during the makeup and dance session .. also you can have a snap of urself with the artists after the performance at the... More
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ShreenivasYenni
May 20, 2018|
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Response from JanC377 | Reviewed this property |
I’m so sorry as just picked this up and it’s probably too late but yes you can photograph but no flash during performance
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Subhamaj
March 24, 2018|
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It takes place every day!
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