Kathakali

Kathakali is a form of indian dance which is mostly practiced in the state of Kerala. Kathakali tells scenes of important Indian epic stories like the Mahabharata or Ramayana. Impressive for me were most of all the masks. Those arent ready made masks. Its make-up which will be applied for every performance. It has to be make-up for one reason. Kathakali is known for the amazing facial expression of the actors. To become a Kathakali dancer you need to undergo 10 years of training. After you’ve seen a performance live, Louis de Funes seems like a beginner of facial expression. Traditionally a performance starts in the evening and lasts till early morning, and usually ends with the death of the demon. Absolutely stunning!