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Kerala Kathakali Centre, Kochi (Cochin)

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Witness the ancient dance-drama of India at Kerala Kathakali Centre, an intimate wooden theater and home of the Kathakali for over 20 years. Sacred religious scriptures are often performed here through a mixture of dance, martial arts, and rituals. Learn about the native folklore and religious texts, and observe iconic headgear and expressive make-up that complete the experience. Reserve your seat online, and come an hour early to see the performers put on their make-up and costumes. Using our online itinerary creator, Kochi (Cochin) attractions like Kerala Kathakali Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is clearly a very skilled piece of art and fascinating to see how the make up is applied. The transformation of the man into a woman is amazing. However, I found the actual performance quite unse...  more »
  • Kerala Kathakali Center will educate you about this ancient form of theatre. For the performance we saw, we arrived early to watch the actors apply their make-up; the performance was additional preced...  more »
  • This traditional art is very different that other types of art. It is worthwhile to see if you have time but it is not very exciting as most of the action is shown through the face "mimics" and gestur...  more »