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The Art Of Kathakali

Understanding Theatre Group Research Assignment.
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Kameshhwaran Vickraman

on 12 February 2015

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SINGING: MUSIC
The Art Of Kathakali
PURPOSE OF THEATRE
Dance-Drama
Depicts stories of Gods and Demons
Allows resting of Lord Shiva
ROAD TO KATHAKALI
13 years of training
Guided by Ashan or Guru
Based on Kalari Pyattu
Estimated formative year in the late 17th century
A combination of 2 art forms
Krishnanattam
Ramanattam
AGE
VENUES
Traditionally outside court houses at night

Today it is performed in Hindu temples and amphitheaters
VENUES: SACRED ITEMS
Thirasseela (Curtain)
Kalivilakku (Lamp)
Stool
Where the hand moves, the eyes follows
Where the eyes moves, the mind follows
Where the mind moves, the mood follows
COSTUME:MAKEUP
Based on a certain set of colours
Represents an aspect or character
Black = Evil
Green = God like
CHOTTIKKARAN
In-charge of makeup
Create the mood required
Has teaching experience in Kathakali
COSTUMES
Bright and contrasting colours
Clear similarities
Time and experience to learn the differences
LEG ORNAMENTS
Male Characters:
Kecchamani
Deeper sounding


Female Characters:
Chilanka
Higher sounding
SUPPORT STRUCTURE
Chanti
Support the width of the skirts
Enables costume to balance well
HEAD-DRESSING
Male Characters:
Kiritam
Thoda
Chamaram

Female Characters:
Mookuthi
Katila
COSTUME PRODUCTION
Hand carving is time consuming
Undergo recycling
Factors have affected production
Carnatic Music
Indian Classical Music
 Sopano style
SINGING: MUSIC
Chengala

Elethalam

2 Singers
Slow Tempo
Fluidity; No Pauses
‘Gong’ Beat

INSTRUMENTS
Shuddha Madalam

Chenda


The Conch Shell

Idakka

Acting Techniques
ACTING
a. Nrittam (pure dance)
b. Natyam (drama/enactment of play)
c. Nrityam (concepts)

Kalamandalam Gopi

NRITTAM



Strong, medium, light strokes

Multiple units of time > A cycle > Rhythmn pattern

FACIAL EXPRESSION
MUDRAS

Talam
Sources
Online Sources
http://www.kathakalischool.com/Navarasam.html
http://culture.saranghills.org/kathakali-music
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/dance/the-nuance-of-kathakali-music/article22073.ece
http://kathakalipadam.com/index.php/en/kathakali-padam-releated-news/310-kathakali-music

Books:
Kathakali dance-drama : where gods and demons come to play
Zarrilli, Phillip B., 1947-
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Kathakali, the dance theatre
Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India)
Calcutta : Asiatic Society, 1999.
The art of kathakali
Pandeya, Avinash C.
New Delhi : Munshiram Manoharlal, 1999
QUESTION 1 !
When was kathakali formed?
ANSWER
Late 17th
Century
QUESTION 2
What is gestures called in Kathakali?
ANSWER
Mudras
QUESTION 3
What colour does green represents in terms of Kathakali makeup?
ANSWER
God-like
QUESTION 4
How many years does one have to train for Kathakali?
ANSWER
13 Years
THANK YOU
FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION!
MUSIC : RHYTHM
3 percussionist

Patina Kala (Extremely slow)
Vilamba (Very Slow)
Madhya (Medium)
Drutta (Fast)
4 speeds of rhythm

Tantappatippu
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