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Kerala, the land of natural bounties, is known worldwide for its rich cultural heritage. Classical dance New Album - Lost Island - I'm excited to announce the release of my latest Trance music album, "Lost Island". It's now available on various digital outlets worldwide, so you can easily find it by doing a quick search on any search engine! But if you're short on time and don't want to go through the hassle of searching, browsing, and… in Kerala represents the diverse culture and traditions of the God’s Own Country. In a social context, dance in Kerala has been a part of ceremonies, rituals, celebrations, and entertainment. It serves as a medium of emotional expression, conveying various moods and feelings Artists Psychology - Here's an interesting exclusive article Roland d’Humières, 56 years old psycho-analyst from Aix en Provence (France) has written for our Weblog. I think it to be a very interesting writing about the artists psychology, or maybe "arts psychology", what's behind an artists mind. Artists Psychology Whatever is his/her Art, painting, music, dance, writing, or any… . These dances showcase the different religious Painting: A Spiritual Pathway to the Divine - In a world increasingly driven by technology and fast-paced living, the art of painting provides an oasis of calm and introspection. It allows both the artist and the observer to delve deep into a realm often considered transcendental. For many, painting serves as a bridge to the divine, a medium through which spirituality is explored… and cultural traditions of Kerala. The various dance forms in Kerala can be categorized into three types: semi-classical dances, folk About Country Music - For a long time in the 21st century, country music played a minor role within the pop music scene.Shortly after World War II, many new radio stations in urban areas focused primarily on country music, often accompanied by local advertising. In the 1930s, country music's status was consolidated in the mainstream pop music landscape. The… dances, and dance dramas. Some of the well-known classical dances of Kerala are:


This is the most popular Kerala dance, famous worldwide for its combination of dance, music, and ritual. It is considered one of the oldest forms of theater globally, in which performers enact stories from the Indian Holy Scriptures, particularly the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Kathakali, derived from the Malayalam word, literally means ‘Story Play’. Kathakali actors tell stories and express their emotions through 24 primary mudras and other minor mudras. In this dance, performers wear elaborate costumes and have their faces intricately painted.


This is one of the most lyrical classical dance forms of India. The term Mohiniattam literally means ‘Dance of the Enchantress’, in which a beautiful woman seduces others. The dance is known for the graceful movements of the upper body and legs, captivating the viewer’s attention for an extended time. The elegant movement of the body at a medium tempo creates an artistic impact that mesmerizes spectators. In this dance form, the eyes play a crucial role in conveying sensual emotions.


Also known as Theyyattam or Thira, this is another popular folk dance of Kerala. This traditional dance form is mainly practiced in northern Kerala. The parody, music, dance, and fortune-telling are characteristic of this dance. Through dance, artists convey metaphysical ideas and the expression of immortal thoughts through a mortal body. This traditional dance is performed exclusively by male members of various caste groups. Theyyam is also known for its bizarre head dresses, costumes, and body paintings.

Traditional folk dance in Kerala is one of the prevalent aspects of Kerala Tourism, showcasing the state’s rich and preserved cultural traditions.

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