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Kerala Music and Dance Tour

Music and dance are the language of emotional expression. It is an integral part of any culture which describes various moods and feelings. The fine blend of music and dance are capable of expressing subtle thoughts and refined ideas which enriches life of mankind through aesthetic experience and pleasure. Music and Classical Dance of Kerala are one such example which boasts of centuries old tradition and rich cultural heritage. The culture of this God’s Own Country is derived from both a Tamil-heritage region known as Tamilakam and southern coastal Karnataka. Kerala Folk Dance accompanied with traditional music is one of the popular aspects of Kerala Tourism. Some of the popular Classical Dances of Kerala are:

 

Kathakali:

This is the most renowned dance drama of all Kerala dances. It is a classical dance-drama known for its unique combination of literature, music, painting, acting and dance. The word Kathakali literally means Story-Play. The themes of the Kathakali are religious in nature whose stories are taken from the Mahabarat, the Ramayana and other ancient scriptures. It is performed in a Sanskritised Malayalam text. This dance is usually performed only by men and female characters are portrayed by men dressed in women’s costume. However, in recent years, women have started to become Kathakali dancer. This dance is known round the world for its heavy hand gesture performance to convey the story.

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