" Scent of folklore in Bengal War Dance"
The sweetness of Bengal was replaced by aggressive war dance
"Purulia Chhau" which dates back to the early 1900s. Folk dance
performance Purulia Chhau was well appreciated and enjoyed by the
audiences at OGIS during the ongoing Virasat 2012 by SPIC MACAY on
Thursday Feb''23. The dance drama had vigorous steps of Chalis or Topka
Uflis, from rural house hold activities, behaviour of animals and birds
and war actions.
This dance form was performed by the troupe from the
Purulia region. The group from roughly 16 villages, dressed up in
colourful headgear and costumes, and danced to the beat of the drums.
Celebrating the glories of Lord Shiva the dance is traditionally
performed during the spring season in Bengal.