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A young pulikali performer is being given a drink of alchohol which decrease the burning and itching sensation on the body due to the oil paint. Trichur, Kerala, India..Pulikali or Kaduvvakali is a two hundred year old folk dance form, practised mostly in Thrissur and Palghat districts of Kerala. It liberally makes use of forms and symbols of nature that finds expression in its bright, bold body painting and high-energy dance movements. The philosophy of Pulikali is that human and nature are integral parts of each other. So by fusing man and beast in its artistic language, it flamboyantly celebrates the connection. Arindam Mukherjee
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A young pulikali performer is being given a drink of alchohol which decrease the burning and itching sensation on the body due to the oil paint. Trichur, Kerala, India..Pulikali or Kaduvvakali is a two hundred year old folk dance form, practised mostly in Thrissur and Palghat districts of Kerala. It liberally makes use of forms and symbols of nature that finds expression in its bright, bold body painting and high-energy dance movements. The philosophy of Pulikali is that human and nature are...
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