News Excerpt
The traditional art of ‘Talamaddale’, a variant of Yakshagana theatre, has gone virtual in times of COVID-19. Performances were streamed live on social media.

•    Talamaddale is a variation of Yakshagana theatre.
•    It is not well-known art-form outside coastal Karnataka.
•    It was basically a singing tradition with the spoken word added to it later.

    Unlike the Yakshagana performance, in the conventional ‘talamaddale,’ the artists sit across in a place without any costumes and engage in testing their oratory skills based on the episode chosen.
    If music is common for both Yakshagana performance and ‘talamaddale’, the latter has only spoken words without any dance or costumes. Hence it is an art form minus dance, costumes and stage conventions.