Yakshadegula is a 41 year old organisation established by K. Mohan to popularize Yakshagana across the world. Yakshadegula has been a pioneer in bringing innovation in traditional art forms.
Over 7500+ traditional and contemporary stories has been staged in various parts of the world,Yakshadegula has been recognized by Ministry of Culture,ICCR and Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka. Now, yakshadegula aims to work extensively in helping artists grow,documenting some of the aspects of artform which is on a decline.
Over the last 20 years, Yakshadegula has trained students in Yakshagana with an objective to promote lesser known art form. As they continue to expand their efforts towards popularising Yakshagana, they are also is now looking at integrating lesser known Indian performing art forms in schools with an objective to create interest, awareness and help students explore the benefits of Indian performing arts.
Traditional and Contemporary Yakshagana plays
Yakshadegula is known for staging several traditional yakshagana performances , usually stories picked up from epics like Mahabharatha, Ramayana and Puranas. Some of the well known productions of Yakshadegula are Kamsa Vadhe, Jambavathi Kalyana, Sundopa Sundara, Maghada Vadhe, Krishna-Arjuna Kalaga, Kusha Lava, etc
Yakshadegula as an A grade troupe of Song and Drama Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. has performed in every village of Karnataka.Yakshadegula uses yakshagana as a medium to spead awareness on social issues. Some of the contemporary plays are Illeyanna Kathe, Arivu, etc
Promoting and popularising yakshaganka is one of the objectives of yakshadeegula. Hence Yakshadegula runs workshops to provide students an opportunity to learn more about aspects of yakshagana.
Some of programs we offer :
Yakshagana awareness and basic workshops in schools
Make up and Costume workshops
Advanced yakshagana learning workshops
Skill building in students using yakshagana
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Experience of over 2 decades of training students in Yakshagana
Regular Yakshagana Natya Classes
Are you an aspiring artist who is looking for a way to have your talents be discovered? Our school is the right platform to enter to the world of Yakshagana. Traditional method of teaching , stage performances and all round grooming.
Yakshagana Himmela Classes
Yakshadegula offers short term courses in yakshagana himmela - Chande, Maddale and Bhagavatike. Follow our social media pages to know more about the sessions
Yakshagana short term training
Yakshadegula offers short term training for various events like :
Basic modules of yakshagana
First ever children's book on Yakshagana. This book was conceptualised and created by Yakshadegula with an objective to take yakshagana to more children across globe. More than 5000 copies of the book has been distributed.
This book was published by Bookosmia
Curating events to promote other traditional artforms
Karnataka's rich cultural heritage must get a wide audience. We have been working with several artists of Karnataka to curate events to promote various artforms like Yakshgana, DolluKunita, Kamsale, Huli Vesha, Veeraghase, Pooja Kunita, Gee-Gee Pada, etc
Art and Technology
Karnataka is known for being a land for technical innovations and yakshagana. In our effort to popularise the artform and making relevant to today's generation. We are working with children to apply the concepts they have learnt in yakshagana and technology to create meaningful content. We have been using scratch platform to work with children
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