23 Mar 2018 - 18:30 to 1 Apr 2018 - 21:00
New Delhi , Delhi
The second edition of the Habitat International Film Festival (
24 Mar 2018 - 08:00 to 10:00
Baroda , Gujarat
Having been ruled by the Gaekwads for years, the city of
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Kochi , Kerala
Fort Kochi was built on land granted to the Portuguese


Yakshagana: Performative Traditions

A performing art form from Karnataka, Yakshagana is a heady combination of dance, music, costume and make-up, and drama. Traditionally performed on an open air-stage set up in the village, against the backdrop of flickering oil-lamps and flitting shadows, Yakshagana mesmerizes the audience and transports them to a world of beauty, romance, violence and pathos. It is probably one of the most exuberant and colourful of India's folk theatres.  


There are two main forms of Yakshagana—Moodalapaya and Paduvalapaya. This module focuses on the two distinct styles of coastal Paduvalapaya—tenkuthittu and badaguthittu—and carries articles, image galleries, interviews and video documentation.