Tuesday, December 18, 2007

:: Yakshagana ::

Yakshagana is a traditional theater form combining dance, music, spoken word, costume-makeup, and stage technique with a distinct style and form. It is a theater form mainly prevalent in the coastal districts and adjacent areas, in Karnataka. It is closely connected with other forms prevailing in other parts of Karnataka, and its neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamilnadu and Maharastra. We used to call this in TAMILNADU as THERU KOOTHU(தெருக்கூத்து) - Performance on the roadside.

Got a lovely opportunity to shoot the back stage during one of the yakshagana performances at Mangalore, Karnataka. These artists perform for more than 20 years and for many of them, this is the only avenue for food. Every team will have some artists performing regularly as women artists / comedian or Villian.

Few of my pictures here...
look (by peevee@ds)

kajal (by peevee@ds)

getting ready (by peevee@ds)

~ peevee.


Kuttibalu said...

Awesome Shots again..
Do you have any shots of their performance?

peeveeads said...

Ya Buddy.. will post them. asap....

~mE said...

lovely PV...in mangalore summer time is famous for Yakshagana...its mostly organised in the fields..and its called bayalata :))
Its magical experience :)