In a primary in Lucknow, a group of home-grown artistes can be performing Yakshagana, a theatrical dance-art kind with its roots in Karnataka and Kerala. The efficiency that can be happening at Bhartendu Natya Akademi on Sunday would be the end result of a 20-day workshop performed by Yakshagana exponent Shailesh Tirthahalli from Karnataka.
Tirthahalli is travelling with a four-member staff of trainers and has been instructing a group of 28 artistes right here to put up a Yakshagana present titled ‘Chakravyuh’, which relies on an excerpt from the Mahabharata. He runs a Yakshagana faculty in Thirthahalli (Shimoga district) known as Yakshaboomi Adhyayana Kendra and has over ten years of expertise in educating the dance kind at arts faculties throughout the nation. This present is being organised by a casual group of native artistes who name themselves Backstage Artistry Lab.
“We aren’t educated classical dancers. All of us are actors,” mentioned Abhudai Tiwari, one of many group members. Different members within the group embrace musicians and dancers who’ve spent 20 days at Sangeet Natak Akademi studying a totally international dance kind.