Kathakali originated in Kerala South India over 500 years ago. It is a spectacular combination of drama, dance, music and ritual. Characters with vividly painted faces and elaborate costumes re-enact stories from Hindu epics.
A company of Indian performers present the vibrant art form of Kathakali. Kathakali embraces dance, drama, music, visual arts and ritual to create a powerful form of visual performance dating back to the origins of Indian theatre.