Amazing Dances Around The World
One of the most popular forms of classical dances of India is Kathakali dance. Kathakali dance drama originated in Kerala and it essentially is a musical drama.Embedded in stories from the epics, Ramayana, Mahabharata and from the Puranas (ancient scriptures), the dance form is believed to have originated in the 16th century. Kathakali can be described as a highly stylized classical Indian dance drama, noted for the heavy make up and stunning costumes of the dancers. The make up and costumes form an essential part of the art of Kathakali.