Yakshagana, the traditional theatre art form of the coastal belt here combining dance, music and dialogue, generally dealing with stories from Hindu mythology, is in for a change.
Noted writer Mulia Keshavaiah, who had scripted a 'prasanga' (poetry) on the life of Jesus Christ in 1976, has nowcome forward to present it on stage in the form of Yakshagana by adding dialogues, with a view to attracting the Christian community in the coastal region to the popular form of art and to expand the scope of Yakshagana. Though the life of Jesus Christ had come out as films, dramas, poems and stories, the tale had never been told through a Yakshagana performance.
The new Yakshagana version of Keshavaiah's work 'Mahachethana- Yesu Christha Mahathme' including added dialogues would be released on May 27, a press note here said. Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza would release the revised version at a function to be held here on May 27.