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Kathakali

Kathakali (Malayalam: കഥകളി, kathakaḷi) is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance.It is another “story play” genre of art, but one distinguished by its elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and face masks wearing actor-dancers, who have traditionally been all males.Kathakali primarily developed as a Hindu performance art in the Malayalam-speaking southwestern region of India (Kerala). Kathakali’s roots are unclear. The fully developed style of Kathakali originated around the 17th century, but its roots are in temple and folk arts such as Kutiyattam and