Wednesday, July 22, 2015

YAKSHAGAANA - DONDI BELAKU

Sunday, 19th July 2015
Yakshagana is a theatre art form with dance, music, costume, dialogues,stahe techniques with unique style and form It's popular entertainement for mass in rural parts of coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Malnad area. The dance drama is usually from dusk to dawn performed by a team of people, well versed in stories from Mahabharatha, Ramayana and Puranas. Those days it was played in the paddy field after the harvest, in DONDI BELAKU (Light from oil clothes)
We witnessed on such show on Sunday, 19th July 2015 at SAMSA open air auditorium, Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bengaluru. This was organized by Samanvida, Bengaluru and the artists were from Saligrama Yakshagana Mela.
It was two hour show and the story is ABHIMANYU, which was enacted by Chandrahasa Gouda with a tremondous energy and enthusiasm. The dance was superb.
But the present day scenerio, the presentation is not very effective as the characters are not visible clearly. However the show was very good.
Written Wednesday 22nd July 2015



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