Punarjani Traditional Village, Kathakali Dance Munnar, Kerala
~ Swati Sharma
Our trip to Munnar would not have been complete, had we not visited Punarjani, A Traditional Village at Munnar, Kerala. We were audience to Kathakali dance, a visual delight for sure.Kathakali is famous world over as Indian Classical Dance Drama, performed by skilled artists. The artists have to undergo several years of rigorous training. This art is a skilful combination of literature (mainly based on the epics of India) music (vocal & instrumental), charming costumes, elaborate facial makeup (Chutti), acting & dancing. Each character’s mental status can be understood by his/her costumes, facial makeup and expressions.There are daily shows in a small theatre and one may also watch the Kathakali artists don their makeup.
Punarjani Traditional Village
2ndMile Pallivasal, Munnar
Tel: 04865 216161, 263888, 9895999701
The stage is set…
The narrator too kept us engrossed
Superb expressions for various states of mind !
Here comes the villian !
And here comes the hero !
A beautiful blend of dance and drama.