Kerala Performing Art

The Kerala Performing Arts are a reflection of the indomitable spirit of this lovely green land with its cultural panorama.Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Kolkkali, Valakkali, Oppana, Tholppavakoothu, Chavittunatakom, Thiruvathirakalli and Paana are all an integral part of an undying culture with its myriad traditions that have cascaded down the generations.These Kerala Arts have their distinctive styles of performances, attires, mudras and techniques of expression. Each of these Art mark the celebration of certain occasions, religious ceremonies, traditions and customs.Many legends are associated with Kerala Art. Some of these arts are colorful expressions of the events mentioned in the great Indian epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.Ottan Thullal, Poorakkali, Kalaripayatt, Koodiyattom, Kakkarishi Natakom, and the Chakyar Koothu are some of the other popular Kerala dances that enchant you with graceful dances poses, brilliant costumes and spectacular effects.Kerala dances have always enjoyed patronage from the local rulers who were great lovers of performing arts.

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