Mail News Service
Saraikela, March 5: in its virtual series telecast on social media like Face Book, YouTube and Instagram, Trinetra Chhau Dance Centre will present its third episode at 7 pm on Saturday, March 6. The endeavor has been initiated for the uplift of Chhau artistes.
Speaking to the media, Padma Shri and leading Chhau proponent Pandit Gopal Prasad Dubey informed that by means of the 3rd virtual programme, for the first time the three shailis of Chhau dance forms from the Saraikela, Mayurbhanj and Purulia styles would be presented vide the virtual programme to be telecast on Saturday, March 6 from 7 pm.
Manoranjan Sahu will present the Two Sword-Shield dance in the Saraikela Shaili, Akanksha Priyadarshini will perform in the Mayurbhanj form, Maumita’s performance will be based on Saraikela Chhau Nritya Shaili, Pandit Gopal Prasad Dubey and Gitanjali will perform a duet in Saraikela mould and Sadhu Charan Mahto’s Chhau presentation will be in Purulia dance form.
Pandit Dubey said that it would be for the first time that Chhau presentations on the virtual media performed in the three prominent shailis. He said the basic purpose behind the virtual presentations was to revive this dance forms and pep the spirits of the artistes as performances had taken a beating during the lockdown period and the performers were depressed.