Another Successful Hemanta Lasya

Hemanta Lasya, the annual function of Mayuri Natya Kalakendra ®, centre for music, classical and folk with the theme shastriya and janapada nritya vaividhya was held at the Town Hall, Koppa here, recently.

As many as 40 students in the age group of 5 years to 19 years under the able guidance of guru Mamatha Datta not only entertained the art lovers present, but also proved through their performance that the traditional art is being passed on to the able shoulders.

At the programme, the young dancers performed the traditional Bharatanatyam items like Pushpanjali and Alaripu apart from dancing to song Mahaganapatim from Morning Raagaa the dance was a fusion of semi-classical, classical and free style. The main attraction of the cultural extravaganza were the folk items Veeragaase, Karaga and Dollu Kunitha performed by the students of the centre, who were tutored under gurus Harish

and Ganesh of Eshwari Kala Sangha for the past six months.

Audiences also soaked themselves in the patriotic fervour with students performing for songs Jai Bharata jananiya Tanujate and Hottito Kannada Deepa. There was a wave of freshness with children performing Nritta for a piece of music, the mix of saxophone and flute from Raagrang of Praveen Godkhindi and folk style depicting activities on paddy fields for yet another flute music in Mishra Pahadi from Praveen Godkhindi. All the students who have been learning the art from a year to the senior members assembled to put up the spectacular show.

About Hemanta Lasya

This is the fourth year that the annual function of Mayuri Natya Kalakendra ® is being held. It has been introduced by the school to encourage students and create awareness and interest among the public about Indian dance and music. Beginning from 2007, Hemanta Lasya was performed at Kalasa and twice in Sringeri.

About the Guru and Centre

Mamatha Datta, a danseuse herself founded Mayuri Natya Kalakendra in 1993 to teach Bharatanatyam to interested students and gradually added music and folk dance to the school as a part of extended cultural services of the trust. Mayuri Dance and Music Educational Trust (Regd.) is open since 1998. The trust is running Mayuri Natya Kalakendra.

Headoffice being located in Koppa, a small town amid beautiful green of ‘malnad’ region, the school is conducting classes in Koppa (3), Sringeri (2) and Kammaradi. Koppa is richly influenced by the music, dance and arts culture since the time immemorial and is conveniently located within a distance of 28 kms from holy temple town Sringeri and 10 kms from the culture town Hariharapura.

The centre has more than 150 students. Every year, several students are passing with first class and distinctions in junior and senior cadres of exams conducted by Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board of Government of Karnataka. The interested can contact guru Mamatha Datta on mobile number 96864 62746 or 94483 41046 or send in e-mail at

Mayuri Natya Kalakendra ®,
Kalidasa Road,
Chickmagalur District

Article source: DaijiWorld