Report: M.Iqbal Uchila, Dubai
Photo: Ashok Belman
Dubai, Jun 6 : Yaksha Mitraru, a dedicated group of Yakshagana enthusiasts residing in Dubai, organised ‘Manishaada’ Yakshagana, the performance of artists were appreciated by the gathering.
Yakshamitraru present Yakshagana shows every year to provide a treat to lovers of this traditional art form in the UAE. This year, on the occasion of their 11th annual fest, the program was held on Friday, June 6 at Sheik Rashid Auditorium.
‘Maanishada’, is a historical Kannada Yakshagana written by Purushottama Poonja. The show was presented with Chende by Padmanabha Updhyaya, playback Bhagavata by Dinesh Ammannaya and Patla Satish Shetty, costume and make-up by Lakshman Kumar Marakada and Gangadhar D Shettigar.
The stage art, appearance, humorous dialogues, music etc was enjoyed and appreciated by people, Yakshagana was performed by the local talents along with visiting artistes.
Senior Bhagavata Dinesh Ammannaya was honored on this occasion.
Before the Yakshagana play, the program was formally inaugurated by lightning the traditional lamp.
Acme Building Materials cheif Harish Sherigar, Satish Venkatramana of Chilivili, Sarvotham Shetty, Shashi Shetty, Vittal Shetty and others were present on the occasion.