Dance & Theatre
Dance & Theatre 672 Videos
An Oppana Performance

This video presents an Oppana performance. This dance form is essential to the wedding entertainment and festivities of the Muslim (Islam) religion in Kerala, India.

Maidens and young female relatives sing and dance around the bride, clapping their hands. The songs of Mappilappattu, are first sung by the leader and are repeated by the chorus. Oppana is more popular in Malabar, the northern region of the state.