Thullal

Ottan thullal is a solo dance-drama created 400 years ago by Kalakath Kunjan Nambiar. The basic element of Ottan Thullal is satire, through which Nambiar set about correcting the evils that prevailed in the society. Ottan Thullal is combined with the humorous elements of Koothu and an element of Kathakali. Ottan Thullal is performed by a single actor who wears colourful costumes. In Ottan Thullal, the symbols and gestures are same as those of Kathakali. The actor plays many parts, and the acting is accompanied by his own singing. The popularity of Ottan Thullal as a dance form has continued undiminished to this day

kalaripayattu

Kathakali

Koothu

Koodiyattam

Margomkali

Mohiniyattam

Oppana

Theyyam

Thiruvathirakali