Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. Performers wear elaborate costumes and make-up while performing the classical Indian dance-drama. Stories are told through music, singing and very deliberate eye movements, hand gestures and body movements. There are 101 classical Kathakali stories, each of which was originally performed through a full night of entertainment. Nowadays, stories are shortened to 2 to 4 hour segments of the originals. Performers train for years before being allowed to partake in theatre productions such as this one, showing the fight between good (green) and evil (red).
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