Best Places to watch Kathakali in Kerala

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Best Places to watch Kathakali in Kerala - Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land

Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land  Kathakali is the classical dance of Kerala and is translated into “story play” in Malayalam – the language spoken in Kerala . Kathakali in Kerala is a traditional dance which tells stories from the Indian epics and is a unique blend of dance, music and acting which depicts these epics. Kathakali dancer which can be a woman or man wears a painted face where dancers and communicates stories to music using animated expressions and mimes with hand gestures and facial expressions Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land .

Kathakali which is the the leading classical dance of india showcases mesmerizing dance dramas – depicting the struggles of gods and demons – are an unmissable feature of cultural life in Kerala. Kathakali music used during the performance comprises of Karnatic ragas and the orchestra has traditional instruments of Kerala like the Chenda,Idakka and Shankhu, Maddalam, Chengila, Ilathalam . Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land     A Kathakali performance begins with the Kelikottu calling the audience to attention followed by the Todayam when characters invoke the blessings of the gods. Purappadu comes after this which is a pure Nritya piece. In Melappada, the musicians and drummers entertain the audience. All remaining characters make their debut in Tiranokku. Then the play or the particular scene of the chosen play begins.

Kerala Kalamandalam

Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land    Kerala Kalamandalam which is a bit off from the touristy trail may be the best place to watch Kathakali in Kerala.Unless you catch some kind of festivals that are conducted occasionally in Kerala, Kalamandalam will only do command performances at a considerable price, but it would be the best authentic , classical Kathakali performance in Kerala

Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land    Kochi is where you have the best chance to see a live kathakali in Kerala either in temple festivals held in winter, or at the shorter tourist-oriented shows that take place year-round on all days.

Ernakulam Kathakali Club / Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land

Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land -   Ernakulam Kathakali Club is among the best option to see Kathakali dance in Kerala and the club stages night-long plays by Kerala’s leading actors once a month, either at the TDM Hall in Ernakulam or at the Ernakulathappan Hall in the city’s main Shiva temple. Details of the shows by Ernakulam Kathakali Club is available in Tourist Information Centers.

Folklore Museum / Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land

Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land  - Folklore Museum is where Prince Charles watched the Kathakali show in Kerala and this is located at bypass Rd, southeastern edge of Ernakulam near the Hotel Sarovar. This is the among the pricey shows with a comfortable and atmospheric venue – an a/c theatre decorated with wonderful Keralan murals and traditional wooden architecture and along with Kathakali you can also enjoy the museum downstairs.

Margi School Trivandrum / Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land

Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land- Margi School Trivandrum has more often shows for Kathakali. It’s authentic, quality classical dance.‘Margi’, the Sanskrit word means “pursuit of aesthetic values which are universal and everlasting”. The organization provides Gurukula system of training for these classical art forms and also holds regular performances. Margo school is located near Fort , Trivandrum Kerala Tour Operator / kerala Tour Land .

 

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