Yakshagana is 200 years old fusing an operatic style of performance with dance and musicians and Kathakali is a 300 year old form of dance drama - both of which differ greatly. Rather than attempt to read up on all of their history in one night I thought I would leave you with the following beautiful pieces. I feel inspired by their costumes and feel as though it may influence my artwork...
Above: An artist dressed as Hanuman
via Bollywood Jannat
Above: Kathakali dancers