Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kathakali Dance

The theatrical dance of Kerala, Kathakali is known for elaborate performances and was originally staged only for the rulers of Kerala. Dancers do their own make-up before the performances...

...although they get some help with some of the more elaborate fittings
The resulting dance is based as much on expressive use of the face as it is on costuming and make-up:

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