Children’s Yakshagana Troupe in Bangalore

From Saturday, May 19th (well…today!), a children’s troupe of Yakshagana artistes are all set to entertain Bangaloreans at various parts of the city….

The Saligrama Makkala Mela is a troupe of young children who have been trained in Yakshagana, according to H.Sridhar Hande of the Mela. The late Karkada Srinivasa Udupa had started this initiative to preserve this folk art form.

The children are putting up 3 Prasangas, or episodes, at different venues.

The schedule is as follows:

“Veera Babruvaahana”:

Saturday 19th May,6.30 pm, Rail Wheel Factory Auditorium, Yelahanka West Colony

Sunday 20th May,6.30pm, Havyak Bhavan, Malleswaram

Tuesday, 22 May, 7 pm, Ragigudda, Jayanagar 9th Block

Saturday,26th May, 7 pm, Canara Bank Colony, Nagarbhavi

“Drupada Garva Bhanga” :

Sunday 20th May, 10.30 am, Nayana Sabhangana, Kannada Bhavan, J C Road

“Veera Vrushasena” :

Monday, 21st May , 4 pm, ISKCON Auditorium Rajaji Nagar

Wednesday, 23rd May, 7pm, Anna Kuteeraa, Vidyapeetha

Friday, 25th May, 7 pm, Kannada Bhavan, J C Road

Saturday, 26th May, 3 pm Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road.

(There is a write up about these children also, in today’s Hindu, page 2, under “City”.)

By watching these shows, you will be encouraging both folk theatre and our children…so do watch the show nearest you!

3 Comments so far

  1. Briju Prasad (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

    Thank you for letting us know about the Yakshagana,my folks may be interested to attend the one in Malleswaram…..I will let them know.

  2. bengalooru (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 4:46 pm

    Nice Information,If you want to locate these area use the map in this site

  3. Suyog (unregistered) on May 20th, 2007 @ 11:28 pm

    Would have dearly wanted to catch up with this however seems difficult. Can anyone post photos of this event please?

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