Kerala Dance and Theatre

Information about the different dances and dance traditions in Kerala.

AIVAR NAATAKAM Temple Ritual

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Aivar Naatakam is an art worshipping drama performed in the temples, mainly Bhagawathi temples.

BHAGAVATHIPAATTU Dance Ritual

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Bhagawathipaattu is a song and music accompanied ritual to appease the goddess Bhagavathi or say Kaali. Different communities ranging from Brahmin to Velas conduct this ritual.

Bharathanatyam Dance

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Bharatnatyam is the most ancient classical dance form in India and the most widely practiced in southern states of India. It originated in Tamil Nadu.

CHAAKYAAR KOOTHU Dance Guide

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Chaakyaaar Koothu is an art worshipping folk dance staged in temples alone. Koothu is a mix of dance and humour.

Chakiyar Koothu Dance Form

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Chakiar Koothu is a highly stylized classical dance form in Kerala.

Kaakkaarissi Theatre in Kerala

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Kaakkaarissi is a drama conceived from mythology which is highly popular in certain pockets of Kerala.

Kaikottikali Traditional Dance

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A dance you will see in many officers and communities during the Onam Festival

Kaikottikkali Women's Dance in Kerala

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KARKKADAKAVAVU BALI

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Kathakali Dance Theatre Guide

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Guide and explanation of Kathakali, the famous indigenous dance theatre of Kerala

Koodiyattam Dance Ritual Guide

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Koodiyattam is a Sanskrit drama enacted in Kerala alone. It is considered as the oldest theater form in the world, dating back to over 2000 years.

Kothaamooriyaattam Kerala Folk Dance

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Kothaamooriyaattam is an art folk dance drama prevalent in North Malabar of Kerala. The performance, considered as land fertility worship, is done by Paanar and Malayar communities.

Mohiniattam Women's Dance

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Mohiniattam is a semi-classical traditional dance form of Kerala known for its slow seductive quality.

MOHINIYAATTAM

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Mudiyettu Dance Ritual Description

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Various forms of art worship exist in Kerala. Mudiyettu is one among them which is solely for worshipping or appeasing Bhadrakali, an incarnation of Lord Shiva.Mudiyettu 

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