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  00:17:00  2003  Color  Sound

Up until the 1960s, under the patronage of the local rajahs and major landowners, the practice of Kathakali developed into a form of theatre characteristic of Kerala, within the institutionalized context of the Kalamandalam school. In Kathakali, Sanskrit theatre consists of three elements. Only one is presented here; it is Nrityam, the dramatic element, in which the actor's feelings are conveyed by facial expression, combined with a series of symbolic gestures (mudra and hastamudra). The actor, Kalamandalam Sivadasam, expresses the feelings of love, contempt, sadness, anger, power, terror, dislike, astonishment, and serenity, before putting on his stage make-up.

Scientific author : GIRON PRUVOST Corinne
Director : GIRON César
Scientific referent : GIRON PRUVOST Corinne
Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation d'une carte géographique et de textes.
Musique (Kathakali Padangal).



Technical Sheet
Item No.1081
PublicLarge audience ; Specialised audience
Original SupportHi8
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportBeta SP ; DV Cam