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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: +91 484 221 5827
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I wanted to see the Kathakali performances from day one, knowing how much a part of Keralan tradition they are and how old they are. We paid 350 rupees each and it was money well... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wanted to see the Kathakali performances from day one, knowing how much a part of Keralan tradition they are and how old they are. We paid 350 rupees each and it was money well spent. You walk down a little alleyway, past a couple of back street diners and then tucked away in little corner you stumble upon the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great introduction to the traditional arts of Kerala. One does not have to necessarily enjoy it but part of the beauty of travelling is to understand the culture of the land visited. We went for the main Kathakali performance which starts from 5 pm for the makeup, followed by half an hour of introduction to the facial expressions and gestures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing, skill and gripping performance I couldn't tear my eyes away. I enjoyed how the seating was all above so we looked down onto the artists. Mesmerising so glad we went

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Now im all for traditional and i dont want to sound like a western snob but it did go for a while and it was dragging on a little to much still if your interested no harm in having a look

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kerala Kathakali Centre gives a complete experience of the art form right from make up, basics of the art form and the actual performance

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One must appreciate and respect other cultures but one doesn't necessarily need to enjoy them. I didn't enjoy The Peking Opera in Beijing in March although it's considered a 'must do'. Kathakali is considerably easier on the ears and, frankfully, easier on the ears. One must admire the main protagonist's amazing skill at rotating his eyes in unbelievable ways and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for the Kathakali makeup and performance.. although the seating arrangement is not ideal, we were in the back rows in couldn't really see the makeup part of the show since they were laying on the floor. But it turned out to be quite enjoyable during the performance and I enjoyed it a lot. Tip: Try to get the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very curious to see the dancers putting on their makeup before the performance. It was very complex and clever. The dancing after was good but difficult to understand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent! Superb artistry in a beautiful little theatre... we went night after night for a whole week and never failed to be amazed and moved.. really recommend the classical dance and especially the nightly music shows, as well as the Kathakali shows. Tell your friends! This place is a total gem of cultural excellence but is sadly very under patronised.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at 4pm to see the marshall arts. Was astounded by the dangerous moves the guys made. Awesome show, well worth 300 rupees. Saw the kathikali performance right afterwards. Excellent show but don't sit in front of the drummers it's much too loud.

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