Definitions

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  • n. a spectacular lyric dance drama of southern India performed with acrobatic energy and highly stylized pantomime.

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Examples

  • Betsy Picart and Charisse Loriaux light up a kathakali-esque Indian history bit, but poorly executed Chinese opera, commedia (the French Revolution) and music hall patter (about industrialism) fall a bit flat.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Oil massage kathakali training students children body massage Kerala India

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  • Mistress, about the world of kathakali artists in Kerala, author Anita Nair decided she would write "a light, easy book".

    Analysis

  • Raga-based renditions known as sopanam accompany kathakali performances.

    Zee News : India National

  • KOZHIKODE: Thodayam Kathakali Yogam and Chinmaya Mission have jointly arranged a four-day art festival, 'Aatta Mahotsavam,' from December 31 that would showcase kathakali and other traditional art forms.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Pathiyoor sankarankutty has won the kalamandalam award this year for kathakali vocal music.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • These productions displayed the grandeur of an oriental-influenced aesthetic, drawing inspiration from both kabuki and kathakali and demanding a mastery of the body dictated by Shakespeare’s texts.

    Ariane Mnouchkine.

  • Native performing arts include koodiyattom (a 2000 year old Sanskrit theatre tradition, officially recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity), kathakali-from katha ( "story") and kali ( "performance") - and its offshoot Kerala natanam, koothu (akin to stand-up comedy), mohiniaattam ( "dance of the enchantress"), thullal, padayani, and theyyam.

    Zee News : India National

  • Our client welcome ceremonies are really grand and always involve a tusker, traditional lamps, kathakali and quality hospitality. "

    The Times of India

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