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Chhau Mahotsava is performed by whom & is celebrated in which month of the year

Asked by Raghav Handa, 03 Feb '08 09:33 am
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Art Vision, in collaboration with Orissa Tourism and Nalco, organises the Chhau/Kalinga Mahotsava, it is dedicated to martial dances. The festival is held n February every year
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 03 Feb '08 11:30 am

 
  
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Chhau Mahotsava is performed in the months of May & June as a simple dance in the begining by tribals of Chota Nagpur, West Bengal & Orissa after the Gods were propitiated and the rituals performed in the neighbouring temple and the village square.
Now Chhau fell into the category of " art " each state evolving its own district dance form now known as Saraikela, Mayurbhanj & Purulia schools of Chhau
Answered by sudesh, 03 Feb '08 01:13 pm

 
  
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Chhau Mahotsava is performed in the months of May & June as a simple dance in the begining by tribals of Chota Nagpur, West Bengal & Orissa after the Gods were propitiated and the rituals performed in the neighbouring temple and the village square.
Now Chhau fell into the category of " art " each state evolving its own district dance form now known as Saraikela, Mayurbhanj & Purulia schools of Chhau
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Every year, in the month of February, Art Vision, in collaboration with Orissa Tourism and Nalco, organises the Kalinga Mahotsav(Chhau Mahotsava ), a festival exclusively dedicated to martial dances. The Festival takes place at the footstep of the Dhauli stupa, the Japanese Buddist Temple situated on a hill at the outskirts of modern Bhubaneswar. This is the place where Emperor Ashok is believed to have fought the last battle of the great Kalinga war before surrendering the sword and embracing Buddism.

Answered by L KINI, 03 Feb '08 10:59 am

 
  
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The festival, organised jointly by Orissa Tourism, Art Vision and Eastern Zonal Cultural Center and sponsored by Nalco, showcased the crude and vibrant Paik dance from Orissa, the dignified and rigorous Kalarippayattu from Kerala, the svelte and agile Thang-Ta from Manipur and the sophisticated and stylised Chhau dance from Mayurbhanji, besides presenting a special choreography Jarjara on the opening day. The calm and solemn statue of Buddha overlooking the entire stage from the top of the stupa and the tranquil expanse of the countryside populated by paddy fields and cashew plantations provided the peaceful background to the outburst of movements and sounds, which accompanied the performance of the martial artists. The aim of the organisers to harmonise the vigour of martial tradition with the sublimity of peace through dance performances was totally fulfilled; the audience, more than a thousand each day, was a mix of intellectuals, researchers, tourists, peasants, villagers and town ...more
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Chhau Mahotsava is performed in the months of May & June as a simple dance in the begining by tribals of Chota Nagpur, West Bengal & Orissa after the Gods were propitiated and the rituals performed in the neighbouring temple and the village square.
Now Chhau fell into the category of " art " each state evolving its own district dance form now known as Saraikela, Mayurbhanj & Purulia schools of Chhau
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Art Vision, in collaboration with Orissa Tourism and Nalco, organises the Chhau/Kalinga Mahotsava, it is dedicated to martial dances. The festival is held n February every year
Answered by Quest, 10 Aug '13 02:03 pm

 
  
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