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Rairangpur

December 2018

Around 30 rural artists both senior gurus and junior artists from the adjacent villages assembled for the workshop at the stage of Bamanghati Chau Nrutya Pratishthan in Rairangpur. The workshop started with a performance of Mayurbhanj Chau. Later the Gurus shared how the age-old dance form originated with the help of royal patronization and how it associated with the local festivals. The research team also enquired about current market, performing opportunities, skill transmission and representation in Bollywood among other aspects.

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Chau artists of Mayurbhanj perform during the workshop

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The research team members interact with the artists

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Theatre based method in the workshop facilitate better interaction

This research project, Heritage Sensitive Intellectual Property and Marketing strategies: India (HIPAMS - INDIA), is funded by the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund 2018-2020.