Is Kathakali is classical dance?
Kathakali (Malayalam: à´à´¥à´à´³à´¿) is a major form of classical Indian dance. It is a “story play” genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colourful make-up, costumes and face masks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear.
Which is the classical dance form of Kerala?
Mohiniyattam, (Malayalam: à´®àµà´¹à´¿à´¨à´¿à´¯à´¾à´àµà´à´), is an Indian classical dance form that developed and remained popular in the state of Kerala. Kathakali is another classical dance form of Kerala.
Where was Kathakali originated?
Part-dance and part-mime, Kathakali originated in the state of Kerala between the 16th and 17th centuries, around the same time as Shakespeare. The Kalluvazhi Chitta style being performed by these dancers was born on the stage at the now-closed Kathakali school at Olappamanna Mana in Vellinezhi, almost 200 years ago.
In which state is the Kathak dance most popular?
2) Kathak, Uttar Pradesh/North India – Another popular and recognised form of classical Indian dance is Kathak that originated from Uttar Pradesh in north India. This one is derived from the word katha meaning story, and during the whole dance, the dancers narrate stories through their eyes and expressions.
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