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“Kathakali ......weird but amazing .... not to be missed”

Kerala Kathakali Centre
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Kochi Evening Excursion: Kathakali Dance Show including Dinner and Hotel...
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“Kathakali ......weird but amazing .... not to be missed”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had no idea about Kathakali but by the end we were enchanted. We arrived early and watched the performers put on their makeup made from pure pigments and in striking colours. Then there was an explanation of the movements and expressions which represented the various emotions of the performers but by the time the dance had started I had forgotten which was which but was enchanted by the whole thing: the music, the drumming and the actors. Luckily we had been given a "crib sheet" with the story based on the Mahabharatha and could follow what was happening. It was an amazing experience and we are so glad we went. The centre runs a great many activities and it is certainly worthwhile finding out.

Visited March 2013
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“Amazing morning meditation with musicians”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Really relaxing and beautiful meditation where you just lie down and listen to the wonderful 'Ragas' from the singer and musicians. It was one of the most peaceful experiences I've ever had - thoroughly recommend it if you are up at 8am.

Visited April 2013
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“A reat ay to spend a few hours in the Evening”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

At first I was unsure about going to see the Kathakali Dancers, but was soon sitting in total amasment. They do a different show each evening. The use of facial expressions to state how they thought and felt was great. Not only is there a dance session but there are also musical recitals, Indian marshal arts shows and yoga sessions. I highly recommend a visit or to tho this centre.

Visited March 2013
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aberdeenshire
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“must see,”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

I to be honest was not to sure if i would like this, but i loved it, they give u a hand out with the general story of what you will be seeing, it is worth reading it as it make the acting easier to follow , the way they put there make up on is amazing,and the fact it takes years for them to learn how to do it, also the martial arts is amazing, really think every one should visit .oh there is no flash photography if your going to be taking pictures but i did get some pictures on my little camera, but i guess if your a camera ham ,with the fancy lens you will know what to do.

Visited March 2013
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“Must go see this!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Make sure you can go early and watch the performers pu heir makeup on. Tjis is fun to watch. An the performance itself is well-worth seeing. It is lots of fun!

Visited March 2013
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