An exquisite form of dance and intricate practice of storytelling, Kathakali is something that every art lover’s heart craves for.
With the beautiful blend of epic poetry, dance, and music to depict familiar and popular stories of Indian culture, this dance form ensures that you can’t turn your eyes away from its magnificence. Dating back to the end of 16th and the wake of 17th century, Kerala is the true originator of this art form.
Dancers performed these prehistoric folk dances at various religious festivals by adorning elaborate costumes and headpieces. Kathakali indulges in storytelling with the use of vocal narratives and hand gestures. These stories are still illustrated in a group of three – the actor who doesn’t speak, the vocalist, and the percussionist. Actors use elaborate and stunning facial expressions along with mudras to portray the story.
India Imprints wants its patrons to encourage such art forms so that they aren’t lost in the pages of history.