The vigour and energy of the Payyanur Charadukuthi Kolkali, in full force @Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Payyanur Kolkali (literally, stick dance of Payyanur) is a folk art form that is believed to have existed for more than a millennium. Charadukuthikali is a type of Kolkali popular at Payyanur and nearby areas. This art form originated from Kalaripayattu, the martial art form of Kerala.The dancers will have the ‘kolâ’ or the stick […]

The Epitome of Kerala’s Traditional and Cultural Art: Kathakali (Glimpses of Karna Parva)

Photography by Jerin Mathew Kathakali is one of the most popular art form of Kerala. It comes under the genre of art – ‘story play’ where the performance are performed by male artists primarily, but now females are also part of it. The artists wear colorful make-up, masks and elaborate costumes. Costumes are of several […]