Cultural shows on main stage main attraction at Mylapore Festival

The mainstay of the annual Sundaram Finance MYLAPORE FESTIVAL is the main stage shows that are held on a stage in Sannithi Street quadrangle. They draw a large audience though eople move in and out of the space depending on what attracts them to stay on or not.

The past two evenings, the open-air performances have been varied. From folk music and dance to classical music and choir, these recitals have led from one to the other ending with the main show – a Bharatanatyam dance drama.

On Friday, when the Telengana folk troupe which is now performing at Dakshinachitra came back for a second recital, their spirited dance to recorded music got people rooted to their seats. The music may have spluttered and stopped but the artistes weren’t despondent; they got into the groove when things were set right.

Through the weekend, there are a string of recitals 5.30 p.m. onwards. The highlights include a malkhamb display on Sunday and two Bharatanatyama dance productions each evening. One by guru Sheela Unnikrishnan and one by guru Sasirekha Raammmohan.

All shows are free and open to all.

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