Ranga Sangeeta Sammelan attracts scores


Honour: Convention president D M Lakshmaiah being felicitated at the two-day state level music convention in Mandya on Sunday. C V Gopinath of Natak Academy , Ranga Sangeetha Parishat office-bearers Shivanna, Hulikal Nagaraju,  former MLAs H Honnappa, M S Atmananda and others are seen. DH photo

Senior theatre artiste D M Lakshmaiah opined that the new trend of copying the tunes and music of film songs and using the same in historical plays is bringing a bad repute to the art form.
Speaking at the two-day state level third ‘Ranga Sangeetha Sammelan’, organised by Karnataka Ranga Sangeetha Parishat and Karnataka Association in Mandya on Sunday, he said theatre music is not inferior than the classical music.
It has retained its own flavour and style as that of classical music.
But, attempts are being made to give a new touch to the historical plays by lacing it with light music, just to attract the viewers.
He advised that such an experiment, which would affect the authenticity of the art should not be taken up.
He also pleaded to protect and encourage theatre artistes, which would directly conserve the art itself. He also pointed out that several artistes, who had spent their lives for the sake of the art are living in miserable condition.
He lauded Mandya for encouraging the art form and for its contribution to the art. He recalled that Singarya, who was the founder of first Kannada’s first drama troupe ‘Mithravinda Govinda’ is from Mandya.
The onus is also on the government to protect and safeguard the art and theatre artistes, he added. Former minister M S Atamananda, former MLA H Honnappa, Karnataka Sangha president Prof B Jayaprakashgowda and others were present.
DH News Service

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