Bill went into the theatre, down a long hallway beside the restaurant to a museum and to take pictures of the pre-show makeup being done on the actors. Sue-On stayed back for another 10 minutes for the weakness to pass and then joined the rest for the show.
The show began with an announcer giving a brief history of the drama. Two female dancers came out with small hand candles doing the “Welcome Dance”. Then a single “ugliest woman” came out to demonstrate eye movements, emotions, etc. This was a man all made up to represent woman. Really ugly! The eye movements were done to music performed by live musicians - a drummer with sticks and another playing with his wrapped fingers. One man was at the back playing hand cymbals. The eye movements were really funny and would be difficult to do unless well practised. We were a little seasick when he was rolling them and snapping them back and forth. He/she was UGLY! LOL! Then he demonstrated emotions: angry, love, compassion, shock, etc. Again, they all seemed funny because of the exaggeration.
The second half of the show brought another performer - a male figure. Again, a range of emotions were used in this portion and it was quite repetitious. Some of us dozed off between emotions ;-) . . . of course the audience came alive when Bill was brought to the stage to join the act.
TO THE MAIN THEATRE
Let The Show Begin . . . Dancers and Drummers
ONE OF OUR GROUP IS BROUGHT INTO THE ACT
DRAMA BETWEEN THE TWO STAR PERFORMERS
Featuring the Star of the Show
KATHAKALI SHOW & MUSEUM
1. Kathakali Dance Show :: 2. Traditional Arts Museum
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