Kerala Kathakali Centre, Kochi (Cochin)

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Witness the ancient dance-drama of India at Kerala Kathakali Centre, an intimate wooden theater and home of the Kathakali for over 20 years. Sacred religious scriptures are often performed here through a mixture of dance, martial arts, and rituals. Learn about the native folklore and religious texts, and observe iconic headgear and expressive make-up that complete the experience. Reserve your seat online, and come an hour early to see the performers put on their make-up and costumes. Plan to see Kerala Kathakali Centre and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kochi (Cochin) online holiday planner.
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  • We really enjoyed this. Good to be part of history. Watching the dancers apply their make up was great. We just stayed for a little bit of the dancing but we really enjoyed it. There was a rather... 
    We really enjoyed this. Good to be part of history. Watching the dancers apply their make up was great. We just stayed for a little bit of the dancing but we really enjoyed it. There was a rather...  more »
  • My 7 year old daughter had a great time. She visited this center when she was 2 and a half year old and remembered the experience. We went back last month and she had a great time watching the... 
    My 7 year old daughter had a great time. She visited this center when she was 2 and a half year old and remembered the experience. We went back last month and she had a great time watching the...  more »
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  • The center provided clear and elaborate explanations of the history and elements of the art form.. the dance performance itself was breathtaking! The livelihood of the artists has been hit by the pandemic, but the energy and enthusiasm exceeded my expectations.
  • Wonderful experience! Very interesting to watch! I highly recommend this experience to everyone. Now the center is not supported financially so they are having difficult times. Every ticket that we buy is a support to make this centre exist and preserve kerala authentic traditions. Please, visit the centre to enjoy and to support also!

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