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applying the make up
the classical dance-drama of Kerala
a dancer is prepared with Chutty, make-up
a traditional Kathakali Dance performance
a traditional performance, the bad guy
the Kathakali dance is rooted in Hindu mythology
actor explaining the Mudras, hand gestures
actor preparing the make-up
a noble character
actor preparing the make-up
an impressive traditional head-dress
the bad character is given a tough time
a beautiful dance is performed accompanied by traditional music
actor explaining the Navarasas, the nine facial expressions
actor explaining the hand gestures, mudras
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