Surviving Chau

This documentary maps the evolution of the ancient ethnic dance form of Chhau - an athletic dance of India done by men in masks - from an anthropological and sociological perspective. In addition to following the details of the entire "behind-the-scenes" artistry, the film also interviews...

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Main Author: Bhaumik, Mainak
Format: eBook
Language:Bengali
Published: Watertown, Mass. Documentary Educational Resources 2005, 2005
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This documentary maps the evolution of the ancient ethnic dance form of Chhau - an athletic dance of India done by men in masks - from an anthropological and sociological perspective. In addition to following the details of the entire "behind-the-scenes" artistry, the film also interviews one of the Ustad dancers (leader of the Chhau group) and observes the artists and performers in rehearsal and during the heated discussions which follow
Item Description:Previously released on DVD.. - Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 23, 2010). - Recorded in Purulia, West Bengal, India
Physical Description:1 online resource (50 min.)