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Cochin Cultural Centre

Opens in 12 min: 17:00 - 19:30
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This is one of the pioneer centre for ethnic culture and traditions.
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Sangamam | Manikath Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682016, India
+91 484 235 6366
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the one hour make up demonstration followed by a one hour Kathakali performance. The makeup demo was interesting. The following performance is in 2 parts. Part 1: a demo of the skills of the dancer and how they depict the various emotions. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kartor
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

First part is more informativ about the artstic gener. A bit long but needed. Secound part is very entertaining. Also good for families with kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We had attended the show the night before which was a unique experience for £3.50! We wanted to support the centre so chose to do a Hatha yoga class at sunrise- the next morning. Keen I know- but didn't want to be a fraud and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

I experienced this strange 'show' as part of a group booking. Some members of our group were somewhat enthrolled but it is just NOT to MY taste. I was bored stiff.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is an excellent show for tourists to get some idea of the 300 year old classical dance form of Kathakali. It starts with the 2 male dancers sitting on the stage and going through a very intricate application of heavy makeup. This takes a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank bella c
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The 10 hour long Kathakali dance is squashed into a 30 minute snippet. To make it more interesting the first 30 mins is watching the application of make up by the Two male dancers. We were given a sheet explaining the plot, which was bizarre...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were a part of a small group and we thoroughly enjoyed all of the show, including the preparation. Some others were dozing at the beginning but were quickly awoken when the music and dancing started! The story was well told by the two dancers...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I am leaving myself open to being accused of being a philistine but this was watching paint dry – literarily! We arrived and sat for over thirty minutes or so watching two people put their make up on for the Kathakali show. They had started...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The best part of the makeup was watching the Japanese tourists. One lady wanted her face painted and it happened. The others watched it fell asleep. The first part was about facial expressions as you can only wonder at the range possible. The second half...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

It took almost two hours for the entire show with the "Make Up" part of the Kathakali dancers alone taking almost 45 min. The make up part took too long and it soon became a bit boring as the performers were putting on their make...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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