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Kathakali

Rasika Chopra
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Is Kathakali performed by both male and female?

Posted On : 2/2/2015 10:10:30 PM

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Anamika Sen
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Yes, it is performed by both. Since earlier only male used to perform Kathakali that`s why many have this doubt. Anyway over the years, things have changed a lot and it saw a good number of women performers. One of the veteran Kathakali artistes is Kottarakkara Bhadra.

Posted On : 2/4/2015 3:10:55 AM

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Sheena Batra
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Earlier, men dressed in women`s costume used to portray female characters. However in recent years women too started taking interest in this ancient dance form.

Posted On : 2/9/2015 2:36:38 AM

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Shruti Kakkar
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I find the costume and make-up of Kathakali interesting and unique. They put on the make up in an amusing way. Their costume seems heavy. I wonder how they manage to dance perfectly with such heavy costume and make-up.

Posted On : 2/12/2015 2:53:44 AM

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Anamika Sen
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Shruti, you can have a look at this article. It talks about the Make-up in Kathakali. Here is the link www.indianetzone.com/50/makeup_kathakali.htm

Posted On : 2/13/2015 1:00:20 AM

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Shruti Kakkar
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Anamika, I read the article referred by you. It was interesting to know the significance of colours in this dance.

Posted On : 2/14/2015 3:41:21 AM

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Mansi Kapoor
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Kathakali is a tough dance.

Posted On : 2/16/2015 4:16:06 AM

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Neel Malhotra
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This dance form originated in Kerala during 17th century. It is believed that it emerged from `Krishnanattam` which is a dance drama on the life and activities of Lord Krishna. It is notable for make-up, costumes and facial expressions.

Posted On : 2/18/2015 3:59:08 AM

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