Kathakali Nalacharitham 4th Day Vol. 2
Kathakali is a unique theatre dance with major the fine arts elements – dance, music, histrionics, literature, painting and sculpture – contained within. This art form is the interpretation of ‘Nritta’ (rhythmic footwork and postures), ‘Nrithya’ (facial expressions) and ‘Natya’ (acting). The actor gets ample opportunity to show his ‘Manodharma’ (creative skill) using mudras and abhinaya to convey images beyond the lyrical aspect. The orchestra includes chenda, maddalam, cymbals and ela taalam. The style of the composition is called ‘Sopanam’ and is performed by two singers. Every kathakali performance begins in the evening and continues throughout the night, concluding in the hours of dawn by driving the message of ‘Good conquers Evil’. This album has 3 musical pieces performed on Day 4, presented by Cheruthuruthy Kathakali School, with music composed by Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan and sung by Kalamandalam Babu Namboodiri.