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Kolkali - Dance with sticks

One of the popular Muslim art forms of Kerala, Kolkali literally meaning 'dance with sticks' is believed to be around 200 years old. Physical flexibility, control of steps and rhythm are essential to learn it. Like Kalaripayattu, there are teachers called Asans to impart training in Kolkali. Thalassery and Payyannur towns in Kannur district are famous for their legacy of Kolkali.