Rangayana’s Rangashale students are known for their experiments in dramas.

However, they have now gone a step ahead to stage a yakshagana demonstration.

The diploma students, who learnt the coastal art under Chandrashekar Narayan Vandagadde and Sachin Bhandari Nazgar for 25 days, demonstrated the art yesterday at Bhoomigeetha in Rangayana premises. They were guided by Keremane Shivananda Hegde from Uttara Kannada.

Yakshagana, which is a folk art of Karnataka, is being taught to the students at Rangayana as part of their curriculum along with drama, said Bhagavata Ganesh Mundadi.

Senior theatre artiste Dr. H.K. Ranganath, who interacted with the students, said art forms do not just provide entertainment. They also have the ability to enhance our knowledge, personality and mind.

Another artiste Arasikere Dayananda, who also spoke, said perfection in art comes only through continuous efforts. Artistes should display what they have learnt on suitable platforms at proper times. Or else, their education and efforts go waste, he added.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore