Nangiarkoothu backstage

Margi Usha getting ready for the Nangiarkoothu
Margi Usha | Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Nangiarkoothu is a traditional art form of Kerala with its history dated back to 1500 years featuring a solo actress (nangiar) who narrates the story by Mudras (hand gestures), facial expressions and body movements to the accompaniment of the mizhavu (big copper drum).

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75 Replies to “Nangiarkoothu backstage”

  1. all this time it was kathakali .. now its a different form of art ….the dance form is quite hard to pronounce ….. expression is exquisite n lighting is super … beautiful portrait.

  2. Unbelievable amazing photo, especially under those light circumstances! You did a great job on this portrait, I love the atmosphere and his expression!

  3. hai sir,
    i m praveen chandra. reporter of vijayanext(times group weekly magazine) kannada weekly. sir ur time permits i want info about ur first camera purchasing story(why u purchased camera? any thing story about it)

    plz send to bpchand@mail.com
    with ur photo and small profile

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