Watching Indian traditional Kathakali show in Kochi, Kerala

Went to watch Kerala traditional drama show – Kathakali during my trip in Kochi city. It was quite memorable. Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. I was so impressed by its elaborately colorful make-ups, costumes and face masks.

Kathakali = Katha ( story) + Kali ( dance), it uses a very interesting way of storytelling. I think it takes a lot of patience to do elaborate make up and heavy costumes.

I enter the Kathakali theater one hour before the show began. I was lucky enough to watch how the actors did make-up. It was super interesting.

After the maup-up session, I watched a mesmerizing show of movement, emotion, and music. The story changed every day. The one I watched was about two family have conflict and fighting with each other. It was nothing like we had ever seen before! A very great lost-in-translation experience in Kochi.