Chhau Dance
News  /  Published 19.05.22

Not just a mask, Chhau is a lot more

It was clear the words came from the heart. And, perhaps, a sense of relief too. The message — more an unspoken appeal — was hard to miss. Behind the animated chatter about the ethnic rea...
By Saurav Roy

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.03.22

Chhau training centre comes up

A Chhau dance training centre came up at Adityapur on Thursday, taking the traditional dance form to a new horizon from Seraikela.  Set up by Ashma India, a leading cultural platform of the regi...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.21

Chhau artistes wow audience

A group of Chhau dancers on Wednesday night staged Balmiki Pratibha, the dance drama by Rabindranath Tagore, through the traditional folk art at Barabazar Rajbari complex in Purulia. Giasuddin Ansari...
By Our Correspondent in Purulia

News  /  Published 08.10.21

Chhau show for New Town complex residents on Mahalaya

“We wanted to host a performance that reflects our culture. Apart from other things, we are distributing masks and sanitisers to all those in need. We even have drones covering the event,”...
By Shubhi Tandon in Salt Lake


Opinion  /  Published 03.09.21

Signature scents: heritage calls

Melbourne is telling the world to stop and smell the Vegemite. This iconic Australian breakfast spread has for long been a bone of contention — some tear up at its harsh aroma while others choke...
By The Editorial Board

Entertainment  /  Published 01.07.21

Dance Dance Junior: Spotlight on folk dance

New episodes of the Star Jalsha show Dance Dance Junior Season 2 turn the spotlight on Bengal’s folk and festival dance forms in an entirely new light. From the joyous dance of Nabanna Utsav to ...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.20

Chhau dancer survives on NGO dole

Karna Karmakar, a 27-year-old chhau dancer who has performed in the US, Scotland, Brazil and France, on Tuesday morning motorcycled 40km to Purulia town to collect a packet of relief essentials worth ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.20

Lockdown hits folklore fairs, bid to offset loss

Bengal’s Chhau artisans, who are known for their expertise in making masks worn by performers of the semi-classical folk dance form, have turned innovative to produce protective face gears of distin...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.03.19

This guru wants chhau to be a millennial buzzword

For any dance form to thrive, it needs to be popular among youngsters. That’s what honorary director of the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s chhau centre in Chandankyari, Bokaro, Padma Shri Gopal Prasad Du...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur


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