Udupi: Tulu Yakshagana fest from Thursday

January 9, 2013

Udupi, Jan 9: The Tulukoota will be organising the second annual Malpe Ramdas Samaga Memorial Tulu Yakshagana Festival at the Muddana Mantapa on MGM College campus here from January 10 to 12.

President of Tulukoota Jayakar Shetty Indrali told presspersons here on Tuesday that two Tulu Yakshagana episodes would be staged and a Tulu “Tala Maddale” would be held as part of the festival.

The artistes of the Sri Lakshmi Janardhana Kalamandali, Ambalpady, would perform the episode Kabimuthu Kalidase (Badagathittu) on January 10.

A Tulu Tala Maddale Kudiyan Kann would be held at 6.15 p.m. on January 11.

The yakshagana episode Vali Sugreevere Kalago (Tenkuthittu) would be staged on January 12.

There will be no entry fee for both the Yakshagana episodes and the Tala Maddale.

The Malpe Ramdas Samaga Yakshagana Memorial Award would be given to senior Yakshagana artiste Mijar Annappa on January 12.

The award would carry a citation and cash prize of Rs. 10,000.

The three-day festival would be inaugurated by Chairman of the Karnataka Yakshagana Bayala Academy M.L. Samaga on January 10.

The annual Kemthur Tulu Drama Award, instituted by Tulukoota, would be presented to the drama troupe Rangabhumi of Udupi for their Tulu play “Kalachakra” on January 13.

This function too would be held at MGM College.


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