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Kathakali emanated in the 16th century taking inspiration from Koodiyattam, a remnant of ancient Sanskrit drama and a 12th century Sanskrit musical called GeethaGovindam. It improved and evolved continuously. At the actor level, it was defined by Premkumar(ex Shantiniketan) as the outward expression of inward feelings through the medium of bodily movements. But, there is more to it. It mixes the best of literature, opera, dance, epics, music, percussion, makeup, costumes, facial expressions, body movements and a philosophy which says-If you have conquered your ego(as cause of egotism), you have conquered all. Kathakali continues to evolve..... While Kathakali performances are taking place throughout the world, there is no documentation with respect to these performances. This website is a sincere attempt to fill this gap. Hereby we wish to serve Kathakali, its artists and its enthusiastic audience.
If you possess a notice of any Kathakali performance which is to be staged in your locality or have definite information about staging such an event, we request you to enter the details of the event through the facility we are offering. By this you are helping someone to see Kathakali. You can also view all previous entries through the facility. In that case please reconfirm the event through telephone or other means before you proceed since this is a purely interactive website and no guarantee is given for the website entries. We expect best cooperation from you….
Analysis of Fourth Quarter 2007
Thodayam in video
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