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Featured is a soulful flute performance by BV Balasai on a Swathi composition at the Swathi Sangeethotsavam or Music Festival 2010 in the Kuthira Malika Palace at East fort in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. For more information click – www.indiavideo.org
Video of Tolpavakoothu or leather puppet play, an ancient art form of Kerala. This form of leather puppetry is popular in and around the district of Palakkad. Traditional performed in temples this art form is part of the culture of Kerala. Tholpavakoothu adopts stories from Kamba Ramayanam, Tamil version of Indian epic Ramayana written by Read more about Tolpavakoothu[…]
Video of Chavittunatakam, a dance-drama popular among the Christians of Kerala. This art form originated among the Latin catholics during the early days of Portuguese occupation. The scholars Chinnathambi Pillai and Vedanayakam Pillai, who lived in the 17th century, are the inventors of this dance. The themes usually are heroic tales from the Christian lore. Read more about Chavittu Natakam[…]
Video of Kakkarissi Natakam, a folk theatre form of Kerala. It is noted for simple modes of expression and humour including social satire. This theatre form is believed to have originated around the 1750s. Most often stories from the ancient epics form the themes. Social satire is a major feature of this art form and Read more about Kakkarissi Natakam[…]
Video of Poorakkali, a ritual dance of Kerala. This traditional art form is performed by men during Poorams or festivals in Bhagavathy temples. This art form is popular in northern Kerala. Dancers themselves sing and keep rhythm by movements of the foot and clapping of hands. Copyright of this video vests with Department of Tourism, Read more about Poorakkali[…]
Kalaripayattu Part 2 Kalarippayattu is the traditional martial art of Kerala. Beleived to be one of the oldest martial art. Also called mother of all martial arts. Promotional film made by Department of Tourism (Kerala Tourism) Government of Kerala.
Kalaripayattu Part 1 Kalarippayattu is the traditional martial art of Kerala. Beleived to be one of the oldest martial art. Also called mother of all martial arts. Promotional film made by Department of Tourism (Kerala Tourism) Government of Kerala.