The Tripunithura Kathakali Kendram Ladies Troupe

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A rich and flourishing tradition of dance drama can be witnessed in the picturesque state of Kerala, a narrow strip of beautiful land running along the west coast of India. Here, in the night, the drums roll, beckoning an audience to a most magnificent spectacle. Kathakali, a well-developed dance-drama, is a performance where traditionally male actors depict characters from the epics of ancient India.

The Ladies Troupe is a band of talented female artists that has been holding its own in this male dominated area since 1975. Started by a small group of women from the Cochin Royal Family, it has gone from strength to strength over the years. We have to our credit over 800 performances all over India including performances at the Cochin Festival. Each member of the troupe has had training in the classical art of Kathakali, as well as associated areas like music, from some of the most renowned Gurus or teachers in the field.

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