The artistes of Kunjalageri Folk Art Troupe from Kodagu seen performing the traditional Kodava dance at Dasara Expo premises last evening. Picture right shows Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA) Chairman R. Murthy, Congress leader Sharada Sampath and others with the artistes.
The audience at P. Kalingarao Gana Mantapa in Exhibition Grounds in city yesterday were treated with the traditional Kodava dance by Kodagu’s Kunjalageri Art Troupe who performed Bolakat, Ummathat and other dance forms. The programme was organised by the Dasara Exhibition Cultural Sub-Committee.
Dressed in the traditional attire, the Kodava artistes, both men and women, with their Bolakat, Ummathat, Talipat and Nade Kako performances, introduced the Kodava dances to Mysureans.
The programme that started with ‘Dudi Kott Bolakat’ folk song, featured Kolaat and Kattiyaat also.
These dances, usually seen during the Huthri Festival, enthralled the gathering in the Exhibition Grounds.
Later, Dasara Exhibition Cultural Sub-Committee distributed certificates to all the artistes who performed on the occasion.