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Item Code: IDG013
Author: S. Balakrishnan
Publisher: Wisdom Tree Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 9788186685136
Pages: 94 (Col. Illustrations throughout pages)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 6.0" X 6.2"
Weight 300 gm
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100% Made in India
100% Made in India
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23 years in business
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Shipped to 153 countries

Book Description

From the Jacket:

Kathakali from the southern-most tip of India, Kerala, is characterised by its exaggerated and extravagant style that delves into mythology for its sustenance. The form has been shrouded in mystery and the book tries to demystify the elaborately defined body kinetics and the eloquent hand gestures enhanced by the stylised make-up and costumes.

About the Author:

Sadanam P V Balakrishnan is a rare blend of the purist and the progressive. A respected performer and guru, Balakrishnan is rated as one of the best teachers of this complicated dance form and teaches in many national and international institutions including ARTA of France. Balakrishnan has won many national and international awards in his long and distinguished performing career. He was a student of Thekkinkattil Ramunni Nair at the Gandhi Seva Sadanam Kathakali Academy and Kizhupadam Kumaran Nair.

Origin and Development 11
Sahitya 23
Training Methods 35
Sequence of Performance 41
Make-up and Costume 49
Music 63
Gestural Language 75
Different Styles 79
Future of the Form 87

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