Kathakali is a stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up
of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements
presented in tune with the playback music and complementary percussion. It originated
in the country's present day state of Kerala during the 17th century and has developed
over the years with improved looks, refined gestures and added themes besides more
ornate singing and precise drumming.
Kathakalisadanam or the Gandhi Seva Sadan Kathakali & Classic Arts Academy based at Palakkad in the state
of Kerala in India is a one-stop centre for any person keen to delve deep into the traditional classical art forms of
Kerala, particularly Kathakali. Managed and run by well-known professionals of the Kathakali art from, this centre
can be termed one of the bestest in India for pursuing studies of these art forms.
A good centre building with an interesting auditorium, library & other facilities, a well knit curriculum, dedicated
tutors, enchanting campus amidst great environs all strengthened by the great lineage of the Gandhi Seva Sadan
group started by the late Sri. Kumaran - social activist and renowned freedom-fighter.
This is one haven you have to be...
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