RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #165 Passion&Play

“Acting with passion,

Becoming the characters,

The play touched the hearts.”

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( Photo from the internet )

When I read the two words in this week’s challenge, the first thought that came to me was ‘Yakshagana’. It is a traditional theatre form of coastal Karnataka. There is a Yakshagana training centre not far from our home. There are many who are very interested in learning this traditional art form, which is a blessing.

Yakshagana – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakshagana

Yakshagana ( Tulu : “ಆಟ”, Sanskrit : ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ) is a traditional theatre form that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form.
Etymology · Music genre · History · Evolution · Variations and subgenres

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #165 Passion&Play

 

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    1. Yes, me too Radhika, I grew up in the north and did not know much about it. But my husband and his family grew up with it, he knows a lot about it 😊 these days the whole night yakshagana has become less, more of three to four hours. In Udupi Yakshagana is very popular.

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      1. No, it is as popular as ever, only the whole night ones have become less, but it is continuing in the villages. In towns the show is for three to four hours. Many children are learning in the training centre. It is good because traditional art forms should not die away.

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