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The Chhau dance: The symbolism in bodily motions of our surroundings

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Chhau dance: The symbolism in bodily motions of our surroundings The Chhau dance is every bit of mesmerizing feat, as the dancers depict nature, acrobatics, martial arts, and their folklore surroundings. The Chhau dance annually practiced in three regions; the Purulia Chhau in Purulia district of West Bengal, the Mayurbhanj Chhaun in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, and Seraikela Kharsawan district of Jharkhand. Masks are used in the Seraikela and Purulia Chhau dances but are not used in the Mayubhanj Chhau of Odisha. The Chhau dance of India was inscribed as one of the Intangible cultural heritages of the world by UNESCO in 2010. Many performers of the Chhau dance have special techniques and repertoires in their choreography, and transmits their dancing traditions orally. Many Chhau dances occurs during sun festivals, to honor and ritualize harvesting season. The Chhau dance draws in all the lifestyles during its festivities, resulting in the community and those surrounding it to come closer together. The Chhau dance of India brings the community together through their performance. The dancers choreographed fighting motions accompanied by imitating the motions of different animals and other local surroundings, captivating audiences. In order for the Chhau dance to keep flourishing in the region, it would need to have its transmission process go as smoothly as possible. With the progress in technology, one must use these tools of maintaining and keeping records of the Chhau dance of India. Although effectively transmitted throughout history, Chhau dancers must keep dancing to the correct forms of their art. References: Unesco, Wikipedia, Images from Wikiwand(www.wikiwand.com)
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