Blessed by H.H. Shrimad Samyamindra Thirtha Swami, Mathadipati of Shree Kashi Math Samsthan, Varanasi, on 23rd November 2017. Guru Krupa Kala Rang is the tenth project initiated by Dahisar Sri Kashi Math. This Cultural Centre aims at providing a platform for the propagation of performing arts among our Samaj bandhavas, especially residing in the Western suburbs. This would be achieved by presenting performances, conducting workshops, lecture-demonstrations and interactive sessions, giving opportunities to our talents, as also soliciting audiences' appreciation, support and development of Art & Culture The four arms of Guru Krupa Kala Rang are Yakshagana, Music, Dance and Theatre.
Yakshagana is a traditional theatre form that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. This folk art form, popular in coastal Karnataka, has gained international acclaim. Its stories are drawn from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and other epics. Apart from Kannada, this art form is presented nowadays in many languages such as Tulu, Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English; and even experimented in a ballet form. As an arm of Guru Krupa Kala Rang, it will be our endeavour to present different aspects of "Yakshagana" to you.
Music, an inevitable part of Indian culture with its varied heritage, is expressed through various forms associated with the festivals, seasons, moods and events in day-to-day life. At Guru Krupa Kala Rang, we intend to present a bouquet of varied forms of music performances, while also attempting to initiate and enlighten you in the nuances of each genre, taking your listening experience to greater heights.
The dance culture in India comprises of varied styles, generally classified as classical, folk and tribal among other forms. The eight types of recognized Indian classical dances are Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Sattriya, Manipuri and Mohiniyattam. These have roots in the Sanskrit text Natya Shastra. Being one of the arms of Gurukrupa Kala Rang, we would be presenting to you a spectrum of various genres of dance.
Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event.
Konkani theatre has been making a slow but steady progress. Theatre is now a popular performing art. There are original plays, translations from other languages and adaptations of classics from English, Kannada and Marathi. Gurukrupa Kala Rang will be presenting a variety of interesting theatrical performances, with special focus on developing Konkani theatre.