Kathakali


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Kathakali

(ˌkɑːtəˈkɑːlɪ)
n, pl -lis
(Dancing) a form of dance drama of S India using mime and based on Hindu literature
[from Malayalam, from katha story + kali play]
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Jayachandran himself has trained in Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Indian folk forms, Kalaripayattu, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Tai Chi, Capoeira and African Dance and has studied at the London Contemporary Dance School.
Moreover, while celebrated Kathakali dancer Prabal Gupta will attempt to bring to life William Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth , folk dancers and singers from Jammu & Kashmir will treat the audience to the music of the chakri and roobab .
She describes initiation in Bombay, hippies in Goa, Tibetans in Mundgod, discovering Coorg, musings in Mysore, Andanipura Farm, the Huthri Festival, a glance at Kerala: Cochin's Kathakali dance, pilgrims at Cape Comoris: family life in Tamil Nadu, on the coast of Coromandel, fever in Madurai: wildlife in Periyar, ancestor veneration in Devangeri, caste in Coorg, forest funeral, a naming ceremony and a wedding, and praying and dancing.
Indian High Commissioner also acknowledged legendary role of Guru Chitrasena in the revival of Sri Lanka's traditional dance forms and his exposure to India, through learning of Kathakali in Travancore in 1940 and study at Shantiniketan in 1945, which was a key influence in shaping his art form.
The classical Indian dance drama Kathakali is steeped in tradition, including codified forms of music, movement, gesture, character, costume, and makeup.
The showcase includes performances of leading bharathanatyam, kuchipudi, kathak and kathakali exponents.
MUSCAT: Ardent fans of Kathakali in Oman are in store for a special performance scheduled for April 29.
For lovers of more traditional music the Cory Brass Band, pictured, and the Llanelli Male Voice Choir will be on stage as will the The National Dance Company of Wales (formerly Diversions), and India Dance Wales bring another tale from the Kathakali. For ballet fans there is The Nutcracker.
Enjoy the Mattancherry Palace, St Francis Church, Paradesi Synagogue, spice markets, antique shops, colonial hotels and ferry tours, and be sure to catch a colourful kathakali dance performance.
TASTE OF TRADITION Kathakali dancer Kottakkal Sasidhavan performing in Baltic Square yesterday.
Kathakali masters portray mythological Hindu characters.
Whether it is guiding the eyes in kathakali, or performing multiple turns in ballet, all of them are formulas toward the common goal of controlling the body in order to make artistic choices.