Enchanting Kerala Wedding Dance Performances
Entertainment plays a significant role in events, and nowadays, wedding dances are gaining immense popularity in India. Based on my 15 years of experience as an event management company in Kerala, I believe that Kerala, in South India, offers the finest wedding entertainment. Even in village or middle-class weddings in Kerala, you can witness captivating and professional dance teams.
Over the past decade, the dance industry in Kerala has flourished, with numerous dance groups emerging, especially in Kochi. In my opinion, Kochi is the best city for wedding dance teams, with more than 50 esteemed teams operating there. As the wedding industry boomed in Kerala, the dance industry also thrived. Other states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka often seek out Kerala for professional wedding dance performances.
Different type of Kerala wedding dances
Kerala showcases a diverse range of dances, including specialized cinematic and wedding dances such as Sufi dance, Arabic dance, Daffmuttu, wedding flashmob dance, Oppana dance, Margam Kali, Mohiniyattam, Kathakali, Theyyam, Keralanadanam, Thiruvathirakali, and many more. Each dance holds cultural and community-specific significance. For example, dances like Oppana, Sufi dance, and Arabic dance are cherished by the Muslim community, while Margam Kali is highly favored by Christians. Dances like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, and Keralanadanam are predominantly associated with traditional Hindu weddings. Dance artists in Kerala rely on these performances for their livelihoods, with thousands of talented artists earning their living through wedding dance programs.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a severe blow to the lives of dance artists. Many faced significant financial hardships as the Kerala wedding dance industry, including the dance sector, suffered due to budget cuts brought about by the pandemic. Nonetheless, as restrictions are gradually lifted, and life returns to normal, the industry is regaining its momentum.
Cost of Kerala wedding dance
The cost of Kerala dance performances for wedding events can vary depending on several factors, such as the quality of the Kerala dance team, dance costumes, wedding venue location, transportation distance, and other related expenses.
For instance, wedding Sufi dance rates typically ranges from 15,000 to 20,000 rupees, while Oppana dance may cost between 12,000 to 16,000 rupees. Special Kerala wedding dance performances price can range from 20,000 to 25,000 INR, and wedding Margamkali usually costs between 14,000 to 18,000 rupees. Western dances like Flamenco, Mexican dance, and Egyptian Tanoura dances price might reach up to 25,000 to 30,000 Indian rupees. Kathakali dance performances are priced at 12,000 rupees per pair, while Mohiniyattam starts from 3,000 rupees per person. Additional expenses may apply for foreign performers in Kerala,such as russion artist, if you desired.
We have an exceptional collection of wedding dance videos from various locations in Kerala available on our YouTube channel Melodia Event Management. These videos beautifully capture the essence of weddings, with dance performances adding vibrancy and charm. Photographers also recommend incorporating wedding dances into events as they enhance the visual appeal of wedding videos and photography.
Nowadays, many couples desire to showcase their weddings on social media platforms, making dance performances a sought-after feature. The dance performance by the bride and groom holds special significance and often involves professional dancers joining them. This brings joy to the couple, their families, and friends, resulting in a memorable and delightful wedding event. Dance performances also provide photographers with opportunities to capture candid and extraordinary moments.
This trend of wedding dance in Kerala has gained attention from other states, particularly in full South India states, where professional Kerala wedding dancers are often invited to perform at various wedding events. This trend has continued for nearly a decade now and shows no signs of diminishing soon.
Kerala has established itself as a hub for remarkable wedding entertainment, with dance playing a pivotal role. The diverse range of dances and the exceptional talent of dance artists contribute to the cultural vibrancy of Kerala weddings. Although the COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges to the dance industry, it is making a steady recovery.
Kerala wedding dance industry continues to attractive audiences, and its influence is spreading beyond the state’s borders, attracting interest from states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It is an art form that brings us joy, beauty, and celebration to weddings events, leaving an indelible impression on all those who experience it in India.