Kathakali: Storytellers through dance

Kathakali is a 300-year-old form of classical dance that originates in the culturally rich South Indian state of Kerela.

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15:18 April 17, 2018
The story usually involves Hindu epics like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas. Historically, the show took place in temples, but as time passed, it has become possible to watch the ritual in a theatre setting, where a version adapted for tourists, is performed.
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