The Kathakali Show by leananiemand

The Kathakali Show

That evening I bought a ticket for the Kathakali show. The make-up is so elaborate that it takes more than an hour to apply and can be watched by the public. I only watched for a few minutes and then ran down to the waterfront to see if I could get a few pics of the Chinese fishing nets at sunset. I didn’t wait for sunset as I didn't want to miss the show which started at 6pm and sunset was only at 6.15. After a few shots, I hurried back to the theatre to watch the show. The performance is all about storytelling using hand signals, facial expressions and eye movement. The most extraordinary thing is that before the performance, certain seeds are placed in the eyes to make them red! And to think they do this every night, 365 times a year!
The rest of the evening was spent at the hostel in the company of other travellers, chatting and enjoying the local Kingfisher beer.
Great shot of this amazing mask with it's lovely decorations and colours. It must have taken ages to put it together.
January 16th, 2020  
Amazing portrait
January 16th, 2020  
So very elaborate & colourful.
January 16th, 2020  
So elaborate , colourful and scary !
January 16th, 2020  
Colourful capture not sure about those red eyes though
January 16th, 2020  
Wow. Amazing mask.
January 16th, 2020  
Fascinating mask and finger nail thingeys.
January 17th, 2020  
Fingernail things are amazing
January 17th, 2020  
I would LOVE to watch them get made up!
February 10th, 2020  
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