Kathakali is a highly stylized form of classical Indian dance-drama.
One of the few wonderful art forms in the world.
GOPALAKRISHNAN, India - 25 June 2007
Stop myself for a while
Kathakali has remained with me since I was a child. It's elaborate and colourful make-up code, large head dresses and extraordinary costumes attracted me to it, and I used to watch it for hours. It is a truly wonderful performing arts experience. The total ambience and the highly expressive faces will always make me wonder with my eyes and mouth wide-open throughout the night. The performance usually culminates at the auspicious hour of dawn, when Good finally conquers Evil. In this busy world where we are constantly running the race - Kathakali is all I need to stop myself for a while and just forget the real world.
Unnikrishna, India - 13 April 2004