Indi' Day - Kathakali traditional art of Kerala

in #india2 years ago

Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance


It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and facemasks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear



Many musical instruments are used in Kathakali


Three major drums found are Maddalam (barrel shaped), Centa (cylindrical drum played with curved sticks) and Itaykka (Idakka, hourglass shaped drum with muted and melodious notes played when female characters perform)


Kathakali differs in that it also incorporates movements from ancient Indian martial arts and athletic traditions of South India



The actors speak a "sign language", where the word part of the character's dialogue are expressed through "hand signs (mudras)", while emotions and mood is expressed through "facial and eye" movements



Really thanks for sharing these amazing pictures with us and it's reflecting the great details of art and tradition and our India have the richness of traditions and that's why our tourism is growing rapidly because everyone wants to visit India to watch the richness of traditions, beautiful places and historical architectural structures. Thanks for sharing and wishing you an great day. Stay blessed.

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