workshop on the theme ‘Yakshagana: Rethinking in The Light of the Present’ to be held at SAC – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

workshop on the theme ‘Yakshagana: Rethinking in The Light of the Present’ to be held at SAC

April 8, 2021

Mangaluru: St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru in collaboration with the Karnataka Yakshagana Academy and UGC-STRIDE Scheme is organizing a dialogue and workshop on the theme: Yakshagana- Rethinking in the Light of the Present on Saturday, 10 April, 2021 in the LCRI Hall of the College. The workshop will start at 9.30am and conclude at 4.30pm.

Veteran Director and former Principal of Neenasam, Heggodu, Sri Venkataramana Aithal will formally inaugurate the workshop and senior Folklore Research Scholar, Prof. Chinnappa Gowda will be the Chief Guest. The Chairperson of the Karnataka Yakshagana Academy, Prof. M A Hegde, the Principal of the College, Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ and Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Registrar (In Charge) and the Coordinator of UGC- Stride will grace the occasion and the programme will be presided over by the Rector of St Aloysius Institutions, Mangaluru, Rev. Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto, SJ.

The intensive workshop will be held in two plenary sessions. Each of the sessions will have two presentations followed by responses and interaction with the delegates.   Prof.  Nithyananda B Shetty from Tumkur University and senior thinker and scholar, Sri Lakshmeesha Tolpadi will be the Resource Persons for the forenoon session. Popular Yakshagana artist, Sri Jabbar Samo and Sri Krishna Ulithaya will respond to the presentation.

The afternoon session will have Dr A Narayana from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru and Prof. K Sripada Bhat from English Department of Goa University as Resource Persons and response will be shared by Sri Keremane Shivananda Hegde and Sri Vasudeva Ranga Batta followed by interaction. Yakshagana artists and scholars including Sri Soorikumeri K Govinda Bhat, Guru Bannanje Sanjeeva Suvarna, Ujire Ashoka Bhat, N Shakaranarayana Karanth, Prof. M L Samaga, Murali Kadekar, Radhakrishna Kalchar, Kadri Navaneetha Shetty anf I K Boluvaru will take part in this interaction.

The workshop and the day long dialogue among the Yakshagana artists and scholars is intended to throw light on the different perceptions and attitudes towards Yakshgana. It is an attempt at creating a potent platform for an engaging and open-minded discussion on the constantly evolving concept and practice of Yakshagana.


Macbeth- an Experimental Dance Drama in Natural Torches

A unique and experimental dance drama based on the Shakespearean play, Macbeth will be performed by the College Yaksha Team along with guest artists in Mother Teresa Peace Park, the open air stage of the College at 6.00pm. Sri Soorikumeri K Govinda Bhat, the veteran Yakshagana artist and national awardee has brought the play to the Yakshgana form and directed the performance. The enthralling dual back stage singing by renowned Yakshagana singers, Bhagavatha Hamsa Puttige Raghurama Holla and Dinesh Ammannaya will be an added attraction to the performance. The background accompaniment of instruments will be rendered by the well-known artists such as Murari Kadambalithaya, Krishnaprakasha Ulithaya and Madhusudhna Alevooraya.

All covid-19 related protocols and SOP will be strictly followed during the event. Entry to the programme is FREE.