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What is the difference between Kathakali and Yaksh gaan?

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Asked by Gaurav vyas, 23 Oct '09 07:39 pm
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Kathakali is a highly stylised classical Indian dance drama coupled with Drama, dance, music, poetry, coostume , makeup and ritual pertaining to Kerala:
Yakshagana :One of the theatre forms generally described as folk but possessing a strong classical connection is the Yakshagana. It is a typical folk form of drama in this region, just as Kathakali is in neighbouring Kerala. Unlike the stylised costumes and masks of Kathakali, Yakshagana is a true people's theatre, commonly staged in the paddy fields at night and the themes are the same as all over India, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and mythological tales from the Puranas. In predominantly rural areas with little or no transportation, Yakshagana enjoys immense popularity and its exponents are honoured just as great stage artistes are.

Although the name signifies the music of celestial beings, Yakshagana is an amalgam of the sky with the earth. here is both mystery and robustness about this form in which singing and drumming mer ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 23 Oct '09 07:51 pm

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