Jhenkara Utsava


‘Jhenkara’ meaning resonating sound of the anklet bells is a nine day dance-music festival from November to February encompassing Kathak, Yakshagana, Bhavageethe, Mohiniyattam, Bharatanatyam, Gamaka, Kuchipudi, Carnatic music and Janapada songs, in celebration of Kalamshu’s journey of 10 Years.


Day – 1 (14th November 2015)


‘Jhenkara’ was declared open by Vid. Jyothi Pattabhiram, Dancer, and Guru Vid. Supriya Hariprasad, Founder Kalamshu and C S Anand PSI, Chandra Layout police station. Inaugural performances were ‘Kathak’ from Kathakars : Tushar and Pooja Bhat and Carnatic vocal presentation by Kalamshu Students.


Day – 2 (21st November 2015)


Graced by Gamaki Gangamma Keshavamurthy, Chairperson, Kanrataka Sangeetha Nruthya Academy and Dr. K P Puthuraya, writer and noted educationist. The evening witnessed a lively folk musical from Shri Mallaiah and Group from Janapada Loka. Kalamshu dance students presented Bharatanatyam recital.


Day – 3 (28th November 2015)


Luminary guests were Dr. Shantakumari, Ex-Mayor BBMP and Shri Dasegowda, Corporator BBMP and Vid. Pulikeshi Kasturi Guru & Nattuvanga exponent of Shanthala Arts Academy. Kalamshu junior music students presented Pillarigeethe and Nottuswara and set the tempo to the evening, followed by an enthralling Kuchipudi presentation by Shri. Gururaj, student of Vid. Vyjayanthi Kashi.


Day – 4 (12th December 2015)


Dance performance by the students of Kalamshu Dance & Music Institute under the guidance of Vid Supriya Hariprasad, followed by Bhavageethe presentation by C Ashwath protégés Shri Praveen and Shri Pradeep.


Day – 5 (19th December 2015)


Dance performance by the students of Kalamshu Dance & Music Institute under the guidance of Vid Supriya Hariprasad, followed by Karnataka’s own story telling art ‘Gamaka’ by Vid. Matturu Ramamurthy


Day 6 (26th December 2015)


Music performance by the students of Kalamshu Dance & Music Institute under the guidance of Dr. Kirthana Kunikullaya, followed by Bharatanatyam recital by young and talented Shruthi N Murthy


Day 7 (2nd January 2016)


Dance performance by the students of Kalamshu Dance & Music Institute under the guidance of Vid Supriya Hariprasad, followed by Performance by Carnatic vocalist par excellence Vid. Uma Kumar of Mahathi Academy Malleshwaram


Day 8 (9th January 2016)


Music performance by the students of Kalamshu Dance & Music Institute under the guidance of Dr. Kirthana Kunikullaya, followed by Mohiniyattam performance by Sangeetha Iyer, empaneled artist of ministry of Kannada and Culture from Kerala.


Day 9 (16th January 2016)


Music performance by the students of Kalamshu Dance & Music Institute under the guidance of Dr. Kirthana Kunikullaya, followed by Yakshagana, a confluence of Dance, Music and Drama by passionate ‘Yaksha Sinchana’ Bangalore.


Day 10 (6th February 2016)