Cochin Cultural Centre in Cochin

Cochin Cultural Centre Overview

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Cochin Cultural Centre is a renowned institution in Kochi, working towards preservation, promotion and propagation of the rich art and culture of Kerala through traditional performing arts. The centre was basically founded as a charitable society of artists in the year 1978 by Sukumaran Nedungadi. Here, regular training is provided to budding artists, and dance performances including Kathakali are organized from time to time.

Besides this, other performing art forms like Kalaripayattu, Keli, Theyyam, Mohiniyattam, Velakali, Shingarimelam, Oottan Thullal, Thiruvathirakali, Oppana, Pulikali, Kurathiyattam, Panchavadyam, Patayani, Margam Kali and Thayambaka can be seen at the on-site theatre.

Highly trained professionals are chosen to be a part of the performances that lasts for an hour. The entire show is segregated into three parts. Firstly, the dancers perform a prayer, followed by an introductory demonstration with narration in English and lastly, the act itself.

For those who want to acquaint themselves with the traditional art forms, especially Kathakali, can join coaching classes conducted here on a daily basis. Kathakaliis an ancient classical dance form, where a dancer portrays human emotions and moods through facial expressions and mudras (hand gestures that signify an object or action). The dance is accompanied by music, both vocal and instrumental. Other aspects of Kathakali like music, crafts (costume making) and face painting are also taught at the centre.

  • Photo Opp

    The theatre at this centre is known for its fascinating architecture that is worth capturing in your camera. Besides, you are allowed to take pictures with the artists once the show is over.

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Location

Sangamam, Manickath Road, Kochi, 682016, Kerala