Shivaram Utsav 2015

Shivaram Utsav 2015

Karnataka Kala Darshini, Bengaluru, will be organising Dr K Shivaram Utsav-2015 at Manasa auditorium in Saligrama on March 27and Rajangana in Udupi on March 28.

Karnataka Kala Darshini (Bengaluru) Secretary Srinivas Sasthana said Yakshagana ballet by
Dr K Shivarama Karanth is the major attraction at the Utsav.

While the Yakshagana ballet ‘Abhimanyu Vadha’ would be staged at Rajangana on March 28, ‘Panchavati’ would be staged at Manasa auditorium in Saligrama on March 27.

Stating that Shivarama Karanth was instrumental in making short duration Yakshagana ballet performance from the overnight Yakshagana performance, he said the initiative was taken up by the legendary litterateur in order to reach non-Kannadigas and foreigners.

Yakshagana music

He replaced oration and improved acting, dance, violin, saxophone with Yakshagana music to make it powerful and melodious.

He directed many mythological  episodes in Yakshagana ballet like ‘Abhimanyu Vadha’, ‘Panchavati’, ‘Nalacharita’, ‘Kanakangi Kalyana’ ‘Dhruva Charithe’, ‘Bhishma Vijaya’ etc.
He displayed the Yakshagana ballet in the countries like Rome, Italy, England, Russia,

Turkey, Yugoslavia, South Africa, Bulgaria and Japan.

The duration of Yakshagana ballet is restricted to two hours and sometimes according to
the needs of the organizers.

However, Yakshagana ballet ‘Abhimanyu Vadha’ is of the duration of 105 minutes, while ‘Panchavati’ is of the duration of 100 minutes respectively.

Besides workshop would be held on Yakshagana ballet directed by Dr Shivaram Karanth at Rajangana, he added.

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