Kathakali show.

Kathakali dance is a traditional dance based on ancient mythological legends.

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As can be seen, make-up and costumes are important part of the dance. and the make-up was done on the stage before the performance.

The only sounds were a drum and the occasional “song” from the drummer.

The story is a fight betweem a god and a demon performed with body positions, facial expressions, but not a single word.

Only two actors/dancers, the hero and the demon in the shape of a woman.

It was a happy ending, the demon was killed

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I noticed that the hero was actually dancing with his toes.

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It was a facinating experience, strange of course but I assume it is typical Indian, and I am really glad I could see it. Another positive experience I will remember.

 

 

 

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