It is a highly stylized and precise art form of Kerala-also known as gods own country. We cordially invite you to enjoy the tradition in an excellent setting Testimonials John miltons kathakali team is one of the best team in the country which is the best Raman The kathakali team of john milton has grown leaps and bounds in fame ARD kerala cultural arts company is the only company with all art forms and its the ultimate Santhanam I recommend kerala cultural arts company to all who crave for the ultimate art forms, they deliver the best Selvam Pacha Vesham Green The faces of noble male protagonists, such as virtuous kings, the divine hero Rama, etc. Kathi Vesham Knife Kathi vesham portrays villainous characters. Characters of high birth who have an evil streak, Thadi Vesham Beard Superhuman monkeys like Hanuman, and Nandikeswara are characterized by Vella Thadi White beard Chuvanna Thadi Red beard Chuvanna Thadi Red beard is used to portray extremely angry or excessively evil characters Karutha Thadi Black beard Forest dwellers such as hunters are represented with a predominantly black make-up called Karutha Thadi Kari Vesham Black Kari vesham is used to portray she-demons Minukku Vesham Woman role Minukku vesham represents women and ascetics who have lustrous, yellowish faces. There are 24 main mudras a Telephone.

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Train in this artform. Send us a message with your requirements. This elaborate art form integrates dance, music, poetry and histrionics. And combines both the thandava powerful energetic dance, as that of Shiva and lasya gentle graceful dance, as that of Parvathi element. The essence of Kathakali Abhinya expression is the heart of Kathakali, especially abarya abhinaya.

Netrabhinaya abhinaya through the eyes is important in Kathakali and chundapoovu or Solanum pubesscuce is applied to the eyes to redden and draw attention to them Different hues, different personae There is in Kathakali a recognized convention regarding vesham which includes make-up and costume. Vesham is classified into four, viz. Thecha is again subdivided into pacha vesham green which represents morally excellent characters and kathivesham knife representing evil characters.

Thaadi too has its subdivisions - vella white , chuvanna red and karutha black - each colour standing for a certain type of character. Kari vesham represents she-demons and minukku represents gentleness and spiritual qualities. Where emotions flow from the hands and face Actors do not speak or sing, but enact dialogic sections called padams through mudras hand gestures and facial expressions.

There are 24 mudras in Kathakali which express the nine rasas or emotions viz. The backdrop The stage for Kathakali is bare, except for a lamp with drummers and singers standing on either side.

Music is in the sopanam style which is the classical mode of singing in Kerala with two vocalists small cymbals , chenda and maddalam drums. Navarasam A highly stylized technique in the invocation of bhava has been developed in Kathakali. This is called Rasaabhinaya. Indian dramatic theory explain 9 kinds of basic expressions Navarasam.



Kapidhakam The fruit of a tree : There are 10 double hand symbols: 1. Net, 2. Doubt, 3. Tail feather of a peacock, 4. Drinking, 5. Touching, 6.


List of mudras (dance)

Jones and Ryan state it is more than years old. Historically, all these plays were derived from Hindu texts such as the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Bhagavata Purana. Modern performances are shorter. The stage with seating typically in open grounds outside a temple, but in some places, special theatres called Kuttampalam built inside the temple compounds have been in use.



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