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Kathakali
Kathakali
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Kathakali from the southern-most tip of India, Kerala, is characterised by its exaggerated and extravagant style that delves into mythology for its sustenance. The form has been shrouded in mystery and the book tries to demystify the elaborately defined body kinetics and the eloquent hand gestures enhanced by the stylised make-up and costumes.

About the Author:

Sadanam P V Balakrishnan is a rare blend of the purist and the progressive. A respected performer and guru, Balakrishnan is rated as one of the best teachers of this complicated dance form and teaches in many national and international institutions including ARTA of France. Balakrishnan has won many national and international awards in his long and distinguished performing career. He was a student of Thekkinkattil Ramunni Nair at the Gandhi Seva Sadanam Kathakali Academy and Kizhupadam Kumaran Nair.

CONTENTS
Origin and Development 11
Sahitya 23
Training Methods 35
Sequence of Performance 41
Make-up and Costume 49
Music 63
Gestural Language 75
Different Styles 79
Future of the Form 87
 

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Kathakali

Item Code:
IDG013
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2004
Publisher:
Wisdom Tree
ISBN:
9788186685136
Language:
English
Size:
6.0" X 6.2"
Pages:
94 (Col. Illustrations throughout pages)
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Weight of the Book: 300 gms
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From the Jacket:

Kathakali from the southern-most tip of India, Kerala, is characterised by its exaggerated and extravagant style that delves into mythology for its sustenance. The form has been shrouded in mystery and the book tries to demystify the elaborately defined body kinetics and the eloquent hand gestures enhanced by the stylised make-up and costumes.

About the Author:

Sadanam P V Balakrishnan is a rare blend of the purist and the progressive. A respected performer and guru, Balakrishnan is rated as one of the best teachers of this complicated dance form and teaches in many national and international institutions including ARTA of France. Balakrishnan has won many national and international awards in his long and distinguished performing career. He was a student of Thekkinkattil Ramunni Nair at the Gandhi Seva Sadanam Kathakali Academy and Kizhupadam Kumaran Nair.

CONTENTS
Origin and Development 11
Sahitya 23
Training Methods 35
Sequence of Performance 41
Make-up and Costume 49
Music 63
Gestural Language 75
Different Styles 79
Future of the Form 87
 

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