Yakshagana

Yakshagana is a traditional folk theater, developed in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Shimoga and western parts of Chikmagalur districts, in the state of Karnataka and in Kasaragod district in Kerala that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theatre during the period of the Bhakti movement. It is sometimes simply called "Aata" or āṭa (meaning "the play"). This theatre style is mainly found in coastal regions of Karnataka in various forms. Towards the south from Dakshina kannada to Kasaragod of Tulu Nadu region, the form of Yakshagana is called as 'Thenku thittu' and towards north from Udupi up to Uttara Kannada it's called as'Badaga Thittu'. Both of these forms are equally played all over the region. Yakshagana is traditionally presented from dusk to dawn. Its stories are drawn from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and other epics from both Hindu and Jain and other ancient Indic traditions

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Shridhar Hegde Kasarkod

Shridhar Hegde Kasarkod

Subramanya Dhareshwar

Subramanya Dhareshwar

Ananta Hegde Dantalige

Ananta Hegde Dantalige

Shankar Bhagwath Yellapur

Shankar Bhagwath Yellapur

Nilkodu Shankar Hegde

Nilkodu Shankar Hegde

Keremane Shambhu Hegde

Keremane Shambhu Hegde

Vidyadhar Jalavalli

Vidyadhar Jalavalli

Mantap Prabhakar Upadhyaya

Mantap Prabhakar Upadhyaya

Naranappa Uppoor

Naranappa Uppoor

Chittani Ramachandra Hegde

Chittani Ramachandra Hegde

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HARI DARUSHANA  ( Eka vyakti – Nava Roopam )
Native Beats of Karnataka - Yakshagana Chande & Maddale
Native Tunes of Karnataka - Yakshagana Himmela
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HARI DARUSHANA  ( Eka vyakti – Nava Roopam )

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Crafting Lightscapes

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In conversation with Totimane Ganapati Hegde

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Hosathota Manjunatha Bhagavatar - Blink Video
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Idagunji Mela, Keremane - Blink Video

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Make up in Yakshagana