Kathakali dance is a traditional dance based on ancient mythological legends.
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
I noticed that the hero was actually dancing with his toes.
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.