UAE: Yakshamitraru Dubai, a dedicated organization which promotes ‘Yakshagana’, the rich and unique folk-art of Tulunadu around UAE organized “Manikanta Mahime and Rathi Kalyana” a famous historical play on 12 June 2015 at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Dubai to celebrate their 12th annual day vibrantly in the presence of mass audience.
Amateur members of Yakshamithraru every year perform Yakshagana with the main intention to preserve the traditional and ancient form of art for the generations to come. Yakshamithraru Dubai are role models to others by training and providing opportunity to all those who are keen and interested towards Yakshagana without any charges and motivate children and the young generation to participate enthusiastically.
Guest artiste Pattla Sathish Shetty enthralled the huge audience with his unique voice and gifted talent of Bhagavathike, Chaithanya Padyaana supported with Chende and Akshaya Kumar and Lakshman Marakada in special appearance, costumes and make-up by Gangadhar D Shettigar and in maddale, Venkatesh Shastry and Laxminarayana Sharma added more colour to the show.
Meantime Chaithanya Padyaana and Akshaya Kumar were felicitated on behalf of Yakshamithraru Dubai for their contribution and dedication towards Yakshagana, with memento and sanmana pathra.
Colorful stage setting was done by Chidanand Poojary and team of Woodshine Carpentry. The event was hosted by Vittal Shetty.
All the guest artistes from India were felicitated and honoured by Yakshamithraru Dubai for their contributions and dedication towards Yakshagana. All the artistes performed not less than any professional artistes. They were well trained by Shekhar Shettigar and were appreciated by large gathering.
Dinesh Shetty kottinje, convener of Yakshamithraru Dubai thanked all the yakshagana lovers for extending full support and co-operation for the grand success of “Manikanta Vijaya and Rathi Kalyana” and spread the aroma of yakshagana in the UAE.