CHAVITTUNATAKOM

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Location: Kerala
Performed in: Christian Community
Evolved in: 16th Century AD.


Cahvittunatakom - The First Theatre Dance Form by the Christian Community in KeralaChavittunatakom is a Christian art form of Kerala. The art form evolved at the turn of the 16th Century AD during the Portuguese colonization and bears definite traces of the European Christian Miracle Play.

In this musical drama, the actors wear Greco-Roman costumes and even the stage-props bear foreign influences.

In the past, the Chavittunatakam was performed on open stages, though sometimes the interior of a church was also the venue. The language is a colloquial mix of Tamil and Malayalam.



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