Chhau Dancers

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Chhau brings together breathtaking gymnastics, exhilarating rhythmic drumming and dazzling costumes in a spectacular display for the senses.

Dressed in elaborate masks representing gods, monsters and animals, the Chhau dancers execute powerful acrobatic movements and mid-air somersaults. With origins in the martial arts, the performers from eastern India display a heroic mastery of swords, bows and shields as they act out a 'dance-drama' based on popular tales and themes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata epics.

Accompanied by a mixed musical ensemble, Chhau is an absolute marvel to watch and guaranteed to be unlike anything you've seen before.