Dasara cultural programmes from October 3 to 11

Dasara cultural programmes from October 3 to 11

The annual Dasara festival promises to be a cultural treat, with a melange of performances set to unfold from October 3 up to October 11, Vijayadashami being the piece-de-resistance of the event.

Addressing media on Monday, H T Anil, president of Dasara Janotsava Samskrithika Samiti, said, “Dance performance by students of Green Mountain College, Madikeri, on October 3 at 6 pm will set the tone, followed a performance by the troupe of students from Natya Mayuri Dance School, Virajpet. An entertainment programme by the students of Vikas Vikalachetana Samsthe – followed by a ‘Karagata’ by the artistes of Sharada Kala Kendra, Kushalnagar, a dance performance by Gowda Mahila Okkoota, Madikeri, and Bhyravi Dance Troupe from Bengaluru – are the other programmes scheduled for the inaugural session.”

On October 4, it will be a mix of classical and Western, beginning with ‘Mohiniattam’ and ‘Kuchipudi’ by the dancers of Jaganmohana Natyalaya, Virajpet, music and dance performance by Jnana Aithal and troupe from Hejjenada, Mangaluru, performance on ‘Arebhashe’ by Nellakki Yuvathi Mandali, Madikeri, and rendering of songs by Birunani Srinivas and troupe.

On October 5, Satish Pai and troupe from Kundapura in Udupi district, popularly known as ‘Muru Muththu’, will present a comedy treat, followed by dance performances by Kaveri Kala Parishat and Attitude troupes, both from Kushalnagar and Botlappa Yuvaka Sangha, Kadagadhalu.

The cultural programmes on October 6 begins with a difference, with a mix of martial art and dance – Taekwondo Dance from the Koorg Taekwondo Centre, Madikeri, followed by dance by Reborn Dance School, Madikeri, ‘Bhava Sangama’ rendition of songs by Sneha Sangama Troupe, Madikeri, Govindaraju Madikeri, Bharamanna Bettageri troupe, Kushalnagar, dance by the members of Kaveri Art School, Kushalnagar, Team Sumith Troupe, Mangaluru and Manju Bhargavi and troupe from Kushalnagar.

October 7 will be dedicated to women, with eves from different troupes staging various programmes under the banner ‘Mahila Dasara’. The programmes include a variety of performances, exhibition and sale of products by women self-help groups, ‘Siri Dhanya Mela’, competition and sale of rural delicacies, mehandi contest, breaking the pot contest, ethnic wear contest and one-man act, among others.

Artistes from Nairs Society, Madikeri will stage ‘Thiruvadira dance, followed by dance performance of Spandana troupe, ‘Singari mela’ from Sri Muthappan Chandemela Troupe, Maldhare, ‘Vyaghra Nritya’ from Thandavam troupe, Mysuru, and ‘Dare to dance’ from the girl students of Field Marshal Cariappa  College.

For the first time in the history of Dasara, renowned light music singer M D Pallavi will be performing in the day. October 8 has Yuva Dasara, with competitions and entertainment programmes for young denizens, at Gandhi Maidan. ‘Makkala Santhe’ will be organised from 9 am to 12 noon, followed by ‘Makkala Mantapa’, ‘Chhadma Vesha’, and clay and science modelling contests. Rotary Misty Hills will be supervising the events. Traditional games like ‘Channamane’, ‘Kuntobille’, ‘Buguri’, ‘Goliyaata’, ‘Kallata’, ‘Chowkabhara’ and ‘Baleyaata’ will be organised under the auspices of Kodagu Jilla Janapada Parishat.

The evening is reserved for a talent show of tiny tots, starting with child artiste Poorvi Rao from Mangaluru, who has the credit of taking part in international-level competitions. Specially abled children from Swastha School, Suntikoppa, will present a folk programme. There will also be a ‘Yaksha Pratibha Darshana’ by Lavin and Raksha, sponsored by Arebhashe Sahitya Akademi.

The other programmes include dance performance by students of General Thimmaiah Public School and Little Flower School, Madikeri, ‘Lighting Dance’ by students of Angel Wings School of Dance, Kushalnagar, ‘Veeragase dance’ by Vishal and troupe from Kushalnagar, ‘Royal Rhythms’ by Rhythm Makers, Mysuru, magic show by Jaggu Jadugar from Niranthara Kala Kendra, Mysuru, and ‘Mathanaduva Manga’ a ventriloquism show.

On account of Ayudha Puja on October 10, Kodagu Gowda Yuva Vedike has organised various cultural programmes. Dance performance by Nisarga Dazzling Stars, Madikeri, ‘Krishnarpanam’ a dance ballet by Sourabha Kala Parishat, Madikeri, ‘Sri Kaveri Vaibhava’ dance ballet by Natya Niketana Troupe, Madikeri, ‘Dance... dance... 2016’ from ‘D Company’ Madikeri and Ultimate Waves, Madikeri will be part of the programme.

For Vijayadashami, the final leg of Dasara, on October 11, ‘Arebhashe Samskriti Vaibhava’ under the aegis of Karnataka Arebhasha Sahitya, Samkrithika Akademi will set the ball rolling. It will be followed by a dance performance by a Thandavam Dance School, Madikeri, a ‘Skating Dance’ by Kodagu Roller Skating Association, and a ‘Dance Mela’ by Bhargavi and troupe, Udupi. Curtains will comd down on cultural treat with a laser and beam show that will portray the pride of ‘Kannada Nadu’ presented by Information and Public Relations Department.
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