MULTI FACES CULTURAL INSTITUTE
The term Kathakali is derived from Katha meaning “story or a tale” and Kali from Kala which means “performance”. Kathakali is a "story play" genre of art, distinguished by its elaborately colourful make-up, costumes and face masks.
Bharatanatyam also known as Bharathanatiyam originated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu and neighboring regions. It is based on Hindu religious themes and spiritual ideas, particularly of Shaivism, but also of Vaishnavism and Shaktism.
The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the travelling bards of ancient Northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha meaning "story", and kathaka in Sanskrit means "he who tells a story".
"Classical Dance is like being a Mother. If you never done it, you can't imagine, how hard it is."