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The Face Behind the Mask

The Face Behind the Mask – documentary film on Chau dancers

The Face Behind the Mask | 17 May 2017 | 7 pm | Casuarina hall, India Habitat Center

The Face Behind the Mask is a documentary film weaving between past and present, performances and daily routine, the film focuses on the life and struggle of Shashadhar Acharya, the fifth generation of a family of traditional Chhau dancers of Seraikella. Chhau derives its name from “Chavani” meaning cantonment, as it originated from the King’s barracks. Masks are an integral part of Chhau, leading the performer through a series of meditative experiences, and allowing the dancer to become one with the character. The film is directed by Nirmal Chander and produced by Films Division.

Venue – Casuarina hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

Date – 17 May 2017

Time – 7 pm

 




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