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Kathakali

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Kathakali Performance - Onam Video Greetings - Kerala

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Eye Dancing and India’s Ancient Art of Kathakali

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How Kathakali Dancers Transform Into Gods & Heroes

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Navarasam in Kathakali

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Kathakali Dance Steps

Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and facemasks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear. Kathakali primarily developed as a Hindu performance art in the Malayalam-speaking southwestern region of India (Kerala).
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  • Styles: Sampradayam 

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