The workshop attempts to spot new talent and train them

Bengaluru Nagara Kalavidaru (Benaka), a theatre group, is conducting a 15-day Rangasangeeta Shibira (workshop on theatre music) from May 31.

Addressing presspersons on Monday, noted theatre and cine personality T.S. Nagabharana said that the workshop is an attempt to promote Rangageethegalu, which are a part of theatre.

Benaka was founded by doyen of Indian theatre B.V. Karanth, who lent theatre a different perspective through his music.

“People still vividly remember his compositions for landmark plays, including Sattavara Neralu, Hayavadana and Gokula Nirgamana.

Attempt at revival

The workshop is an attempt to revive the great theatre music tradition. Senior theatre musicians would conduct classes in this genre of music for three hours every day.

At the end of the workshop, participants will perform at a function organised by Benaka,” Mr. Nagabharana said.

He said that present day theatre troupes lack talented singers and, hence, the need to spot new talent and train them.

‘Lack of singers’

“There is a feeling that many popular plays are not being staged due to a lack of singers. The workshop is an attempt to fill this gap,” he said. Senior theatre artiste Paramashivan, actor-director Krishnamurthy Kavatar and poet H.S. Venkatesh Murthy, apart from Benaka artistes Kalpana Naganath, R. Srinath and Gajanana Nayak, will be the resource persons in the workshop.

Those aged above 15 years and interested in theatre songs can send their applications to R. Srinath, ‘Anuradha’, No. 225, 5{+t}{+h}Main Road, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore - 560070 by May 20. For details, call 9902929001 or 9483965396.