Mysuru: The April Festival Committee (AFC), Kodagu, has organised a Bharatanatyam performance by danseuse Yamini Muthanna on Nov.6 (tomorrow) at Federation of Kodava Samajas, Balugodu, Kodagu district. The performance will be from 6.30 pm to 9 pm.
According to Kallichanda Nataraj of AFC, his organisation aimed at promoting India’s rich cultural heritage by organising such festivals. In April 2017, AFC had organised a mega show of six top singers of Kodagu district at Choorikad School Grounds that was witnessed by over 2,000 spectators.
Speaking to Star of Mysore this morning, Nataraj said that over 1,000 spectators will be there at Balugodu tomorrow to witness the cultural extravaganza. “The intention is to give a platform for artistes from Kodagu to display their talent. While in cities people get to witness many cultural events, people of Kodagu lack such opportunities. We want to bring culture to their doorsteps,” he said.
Performances from top-notch artistes like Yamini Muthanna will give an idea about superior dance forms and will enable youngsters to choose such dances as their career. “Yamini’s performance is top-class and is never mediocre. Seeing her perform, youngsters will surely get inspired,” Nataraj added.
Also, it is probably for the first time, Yamini is performing at her home district though she has given many national and international performances. “Even Yamini is excited to perform at Balugodu tomorrow,” he added.
Yamini Muthanna is an exponent and teacher of Bharatanatyam and ‘Hatha Yoga’. She is the artistic director of KYAAT ensemble “Kalasinchanam Yogasthala Ancient Arts Trust”, a centre for learning Bharatanatyam.
Yamini has performed Bharatanatyam at many countries and her performances encompass a wide spectrum of spiritual and secular themes. Completing over 3 decades in the field of performing arts, she has performed for a variety of occasions, national and International festivals, conferences, corporate functions, product launches and many such gatherings.
Yamini is a post-graduate in English literature and believes that Indian art, especially Indian music, dance and yoga have some of the most profound and essential things that India has to offer. She has students from all over the world studying at her exclusive Yoga and Bharatanatyam Studio at Indiranagar in Bengaluru.
She is the recipient of awards like the prestigious “Natyakala Vipanchee” a title awarded by Vipanchee Sabha during their Music and Dance festival in Chennai and “Shringaramani” award, a title received at the Kalakar Sammelan at Birla Kendra, Mumbai. In 2016, she bagged the “Saarthak Nari” award conferred on her by CNBC TV9. She is also a ‘Top-Graded’ artiste at Doordarshan.
As an empanelled artist with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, she has travelled worldwide as a cultural ambassador, appointed by the External Affairs Ministry.
Yamini has been trained in Bharatanatyam by Dr. Vasundhara Doraswamy and her Yoga Sadhana is blessed by Yogacharya, Yogavisharadha B.N.S. lyengar. Yamini has authored a book ‘The Power of Yoga’ that is currently being translated to Chinese language.
For details of the performance, contact 94833-94130.