October - March
Theyyam is a ritual dance performed in Malaber, north Kerala. Theyyam incorporates dance, mime and music and manifests the rudiments of ancient tribal cultures which attached great importance to the worship of heroes and the spirits of ancestors. It is exuberantly colourful where the performer is face and body painted by artists and is made ready for the ritual. It happens at the village temple where all the villagers gather to witness and be a part of the ritual. It is performed to beckon good health and prosperity.
At the Hermitage, we are committed to giving you an experience of Theyyam even if we have to drive you to the village where it is being performed.
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