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KATHAKALI

Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre form in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on the themes for Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
One of the most interesting aspects of Kathakali is its elaborate make-up code. Each Character has different make up according to their nature. This determines the colours used in the make-up. The faces of noble male characters, example great kings, the divine hero Rama, etc., are green makeup. Characters who are high evil streak, such as the demon king Ravana, are allotted a similar green make-up, but the red marks on the cheeks. Extreamely angry or excessively evil characters wear red make up and a flowing red beard.

The dancers wear large head dresses, and the different colours of the face are extended with moulded lime. The extraordinary costumes and make up transform the audience to a world of wonders.
Chenda, Maddalam, Cymbals and Ela taalam instruments are mainly used in Kathakali.

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