Chhau draws inspiration from martial arts, mock combat, semi-classical dance, acrobatics, athletics, and story-telling. Masks form an integral part of Chhau dance in Purulia and Seraikella styles. The knowledge of dance, music, and mask-making is transmitted orally.
The basic knowledge of this art form will definitely help all performing artists as it is all about body movements and body language.
Classes will be conducted by international dance and trainer, Geetanjaly Hembrom.