Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ancient Indian performance art: Yakshagana & Kathakali

During a very recent experience with Hanuman I started to look into his history and found these two incredibly beautiful arts.

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


Above: Kathakali dancers

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