KOTHAMOORIYATTAM(kotha moori dance) of kerala



This art form is performed in
Kannur District. The leader along with the troupe go to each house, play on the Chenda and
begins to sing. Two characters with face masks made out of the stalk of coconut fronds and with
yellow tassels of Kuruthola sing the refrain. Along with this they go through an enactment of
comical gestures. There comedy characters are known as Paniyans. Another character the
representation of bull, worn round his waist, dances in peculiar style. Kotha means child and
Moori means bull. This is an entertainment which the Malayans performs when the harvest is
over.