Thara in Balivadham Kutiyattam
Shown in the video is Margi Sathi performing as Thara, the wife of the monkey king Bali in the great Indian epic Ramayana.
Kutiyattam is a theatre operating entirely through the imaginative sharing between the actor and the audience, which is a characteristic of Ritual Theatre of India.
Kutiyattam is probably the only traditional art in which both the men and the women perform together on stage.
The UNESCO has declared Kutiyattam as a masterpiece of oral and intangible tradition of humanity.