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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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Lots of different cultural things to see and experience. Attended meditation sessions, music sessions and watchec Kathakali theatre and traditional Indian dancing. The theatre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of different cultural things to see and experience. Attended meditation sessions, music sessions and watchec Kathakali theatre and traditional Indian dancing. The theatre is excellent giving a wonderful atmosphere in which to soak up these cultural delights. The gentleman who organises and conducts things is a very knowledgeable and friendly. If visiting Fort Kochi do not miss visiting here... More 

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delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can find the kathakali centres in all around Kerala. They are a wonderful way to feel and experience the traditional Kerala culture and dance styles. At 200 per person it's affordable too. The artist are quite experienced with their expression to convey everything. Must visit place when you visit Kerala.

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Seremban, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in for a two hour show which included the artists putting on their make up for their subsequent performance. It took them a good one hour to put on their make up. The dance based on a story line was well presented with a lot of attention given to facial muscles which included various eye movements. On the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is always interesting to learn about the culture of the country/ region you are visiting. This dance was such a beautiful surprise. Not only you are immersed by the beauty of the performance; but also you have a big step backstage as you see the performers body painting themselves or each other. The preparation is another show in itself.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This show is hard to understand, because all show they express them emotions by hand movement and face mimic, but my opinion this is a thing you must to see at least once. The area was with air conditioner, clean and comfortable

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was there to watch mohini aatam and katakali. they were intensed in their make up. it was shown live on doing the make up. Mohini Attam really kept us stay on our seat. Katakali the introduction on the each experssion, mudras use was amazing. A well maintained way to preserve the tradition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The make up will blow your mind. The run through will give you the basic understanding. The show will keep you engrossed and leave you slightly confused but very glad you attended. An amazing cultural thing to do in Fort Kochi and the theatre is beautiful. Definitely go early and watch the make up (around 5/5.30 is good).

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially we had few apprehensions on seeing a small lane leading towards a small center. But once we stepped inside the theater we were surprised to see many things like artists applying the makeup traditionally before performance, and simple intro about the play/culture, followed by few demonstrations of mudras/bhavanas with their meanings, and then a stellar Sinkari musical performance. And... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

India is a land of diverse cultures spread across different regions. Kathakali is unique to the southern part of India. This was my first experience and I must say it was very well performed. As the story is explained by way of gestures, the narrator explained what the different hand gestures would depict. Don't worry if you are not able... More 

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never knew much about Kathakali till the time I visited Kerala Kathakali centre. A must visit I am sure you will be mesmerised and left speechless. Imagine when only the face, expressions and hands dance to the beets of drum. See it to believe it.

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