This was a popular dance form based on the Gita Govinda of Jayadeva. It was more of a dramatic representation of the renowned lyrical play. Altogether there are only five characters, Krishna, Radha and three females.The dance drama is based on the text Krishna-Geeta which is in Sanskrit.
The make-up costumes and ornaments used in Krishnanattom are almost similar to this.
In no other dance could be seen so many charachers performing the same dance with the same facial expressions, eye movements, gestures, foot-work (and set to the same rhythm) with so much of co-ordination, and grace, e.g., Mullappoochutal in Rasalila (Sree Krishna with Gopoikas) Kaliyamardana Nritham etc.,this art form is now almost extinct from the state