Kathakkali Religious Dance From Kerala, India Kalpana Image Archives - Dancers and dances from the world

Kathakkali is a male religious dance from Kerala in south of India. The colourful ritual masks are painted before each performance, usually in a temple. These images were clicked in Bologna during the South Asia evening at the Human Rights Night film festival in 2008. The dancer is Mario Barzaghi, an Italian Kathakkali dancer from "Teatro dell'Albero" dance company.

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Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

Kathakkali dance by Mario Barzaghi

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