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“Magical” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kerala Kathakali Centre

Kerala Kathakali Centre
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Kochi Evening Excursion: Kathakali Dance Show including Dinner and Hotel...
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Magical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

We went to to see a martial arts performance and kathakali dance show here and loved it! The host and all the performers put on a great show and it's clear that they are all so passionate about their art, and culture and tradition. The theatre is very pretty and the shows make for a great night out.

Visited November 2012
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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“Martial Arts display”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We went to see the martial arts display. It was OK. The room was very hot and the display was rather strung out.Despite paying for the entrance ticket there was an expectation of tipping the performers too. We wouldn't rush back.

Visited March 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“great dancers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

kathkali center in thekkady was great experince.the dances get moves of lips and eyes were wow.and offcorse their makup was good,when we asked how much time it takes,and they replied 3-4 hours.

Visited December 2012
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Perth-WA
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“Interesting but a bit too long”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Starts and hour before the actual show with the makeup for the show being applied on the stage followed by an introduction to the story. There is seating in front of the stage and a small balcony area on each side. It is a relatively small area with split system airconditioning cooling the room but it still became stuffy. Didnt help when the power went out twice, There were signs asking people to not use the flash on there cameras but as always there are the ignorant people that were walking up to the stage and using there flash right in there face. The makeup was complex and was good how they incorportated it into part of the show. The facial expressions, story and costumes tell the story without any spoken word. Is good to see but may be better to come half way through the first hour as the makeup application was slow.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Simple but fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went to see a Kathakali performance. It was good fun to see the art form so up and close. The place is pretty basic but if you like dance, music and cultural you should enjoy it!

Visited February 2013
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