Info about the dance forms

Mayurbhanj Chhau

 

 Mayurbhanj Chhau dance form has a long history. Originally a tribal  dance, which originated from the forests of Mayurbhanj,Orissa in the  18th century, it got the status of a martial art form in the 19th  century. Slowly & steadily Mayurbhanj Chhau left its martial  character and mellowed. Under the Royal Patronage it received proper  attention & direction and showed a bright future and utmost  perfection as a dance of excellent style in the field of eastern art and  culture of India. 

Mayurbhanj Chhau- has highly evolved  techniques of its own for which it differentiates itself from other  forms of dance. These techniques of Mayurbhanj Chhau are based on  various body movements. 

Kathak

 Kathak is one of the eight major classical dance forms of India. It  prevails from northern parts of India.    

 The word Kathak means 'story  telling'. Kathak comprises of intrinsic footwork, hand  movements,pirouettes and facial expressions all of which the dancer uses  to tell a story or to do the technical part of Kathak.
The dancer ties bells called 'ghungroos ' around the feet so that he/she can show the intricacies of footwork