Dance Forms Of Kerela

Dance Forms Of Kerela

The dance structures are performed both by people. Men have more dance structures than ladies in this state. It is undeniably challenging to order these dance structures based on friendly, strict and conjugal grounds. The dance structures in Kerela are adored and have turned into the existence of individuals performing them. The dance structures are great and extraordinary in their show as it shows articulations in a way which makes sense of the significance of the dance joined by wonderful reasonable outfits. There are almost 50 dance structures in Kerala out of which Kathakali, Thiruvathirakali, Ottamthullal, Koodiyattam, Chakyar Kothu and Theyam are popular.

Dance Forms


Kerala is known for this dance structure. It is the old dance show of Kerala which is the most established venue structure. It is a mix of dance, show, music, acting, percussion, folklore, societies and customs. This dance structure is performed on fanciful Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Dance of the legends like Ramayana, Mahabharata and other antiquated sacred writings. It is by and large performed by the male artists. Individuals of Kerala love this dance structure. It is done b y the artists with intricately painted faces, weighty, tasteful and vivid ensembles, headgear, adapted cosmetics, surging skirt and copious adornments. Generally this dance structure depends on the account of antiquated sacred texts which is introduced by the specialists joined by the melody sung utilizing Chenda. Accordingly it is in a real sense signifying ‘Narrating’.


Mohiniyattam is otherwise called ‘Kerala Nadanam’. It is a female semi old style dance which is extremely erotic and finished with smooth moves. It is generally finished in the sanctuary grounds of Kerala. It is finished with the topic of affection and dedication for God. The dance developments are delicate, effortless and eye articulations are convincing. The clothing for this dance structure is very simple(white saree and brilliant lines) with practical cosmetics.


Thirvathirakali is otherwise called Kaikottikali. This dance structure is performed during the Onam celebration in Kerala. It is a gathering dance performed by the two ladies who can move around and around and musically to the tunes of the melody played during this dance structure.


Kolkalli is a dance structure which is performed by all kinds of people in a gathering of 24 artists. The musical tune is created with the wooden sticks with exceptional advances. The dance is acted in a circle by the specialists. The going with has varieties in the sound and pitch of the music which by and large goes up and the dance arrives at its peak.


This dance structure has been made by Malayalam artist named Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar. This dace is acted in a story design where each craftsman plays their characters joined by the melodic tone, mridangam and an idakka.


Koodiyattam is a sensational dance show in Sanskrit. It is said that the historical backdrop of dance show rose up out of Koodiyattam. The importance of this dance structure is ‘moving together and that is the explanation people share an equivalent status in Koodiyattam. Instruments with great music are utilized In this.

Chakyar koothu

Chakyar koothu is an old dance structure and is has a place with profoundly refined speech. This dance structure is described in a dance structure to the crowd utilizing legends and old sacred texts. It is performed exclusively during extraordinary events and celebrations in the sanctuaries of Kerala. This dance structure includes least movement and greatest looks.


Theyyam is a socio-strict dance type of kerala otherwise called Kaliyatom or Thirayattom. It is a custom dance structure to praise goddess Kaali. It is acted in each town and is a lot of well known in the lower stations of the general public. It is performed with next to no specific cosmetics or vivid ensembles.


It is one of the most established dramatic crafts of kerala as well as the whole country. It is performed by the expert Chakyar position in the Koothambalam of sanctuaries. This dance is finished by looks, signs and motions.


It is considered as the proto sort of kathakali. It depends on the existence of Lord Rama, considered as the manifestation of Lord Vishnu. The specialists are imaginatively brightened and the appearances are painted with heaps of make up to make it much more alluring.

Ashtapadi Attom

Ashtapadi Attom implies the dance in light of Gita Govinda. This dance show depends on existence of Lord Krishna. It is one of the wiped out dance types of Kerala. The principal characters are Krishna, Radha and other three ladies characters. This dance structure is additionally in the narrating design which communicates the existence of the Lord Krishna.


Patakom is a dance structure which exceptionally more affordable than other dance structures. It is typically acted in little occasions. Patakom incorporates acting with the portrayal utilizing elective composition and melody groupings and motions with which the story is introduced.


As the name recommends, this dance structure is likewise founded on the existence of Lord Krishna. It is introduced in a multi day cycle. The everyday contributions are given to Lord Krishna with this dance structure in the sanctuaries of Guruvayur sanctuary.

Sangha kali

Sangha kali is otherwise called Sastrakali, Chathirakali or Vatrakali. It is a socio strict dance structure where craftsmen are prepared with physical excercises and military preparation with extraordinary weight on actual accomplishments and swordsmanship. It is finished utilizing weapons and the last piece of this dance is called Kudameduppu.


It is a dance type of Bhagavathy Cult in light of its brilliance and win. The characters in this dance structure look a lot of otherworldly in view of the flawless ensembles, facial works of art alongside the weighty headgears.

Kakkarissi kali

This dance structure is extremely clearly as the specialists yell and there are weighty rhythms. It is a gathering hit the dance floor with flawlessness in the coordination of the craftsmen in yelling and making a musical tone with their commotion.

Dappu kali

This is a gathering dance of Moplahs of Malabar. This dance structure is finished in evenness and there is coordination in the strides of every artist alongside the drum beat done by them. They beat on the dappu with every artist holds in his left hand and hit the dance floor with swayings of the body.

Poykkuluau kali

Poykkuluau otherwise called marakkalattom. This is a still dance acted in coonection with the sanctuary celebrations. It is finished to revere Durga and present the contribution with this dance structure.


It is a dance type of north kerala. The outfits of the artists are made of leaves and twigs conveyed with the rough facial imprints and weighty skirts. This dance is performed on the instrumental tone of chenda and kinni.


Poorakkali is a people dance acted in the bhagavathy sanctuaries of Kerala as a custom contribution done during the long stretch of Meenam. In this dance structure the artists are thoroughly prepared with every one of the methods and accomplishments of Kalaripayattu. It is performed round the lighting light, in eighteen distinct stages with various rythms, each stage called as Niram.


This is a custom dance to revere Goddess Kali.This dance structure is a lot of cadenced in nature and finished with vociferous yelling and reciting of the going with swarm.

Sarpam thullal

This dance structure is performed for the family abundance and joy. It is normally performed by the individuals from the local area.


This dance is finished to give contributions to Lord Subra lunacy. The ensembles of the craftsmen are yellow or rose garments in variety with kavadi on their shoulders. They dance in succession on a musical tone of udduku, chenda, and so on.


It is likewise a people dance of Kerala which is performed by females to engage the ladies and by guys to engage the husbands. It is essentially finished in the muslim local area of kerala.

Aside from these dance structures there are Parichamuttu Kali, Kampada Vu Kali, Thookam, Thumpi Thullal, Kummi, Morgam Kali, Arjuna Nritham, Kummatti, Gurudan Thookam, Thuyattu, Thirayattom and so on these dance structures are performed to revere various divine beings and seldom on various events. The city of Kerala is rich with right around 50 dance structures performed practically on each event and celebration.

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