The Chau dancers of Purulia organize a village festival named Chau-Jhumur Utsav in Purulia. An open stage is designed for the performance around which the audience gathered to see the shows. More than 30 Chau groups usually perform in the festival. Apart from local audience many people from Kolkata and other nearby cities attend the festival. Visit the mask makers’ village Charida to experience the Chau mask making by the artists. Visit Purulia and experience the vibrant Chau dance. This year Chau Jhumur Festival will be held at Bamnia, Jhalda II, Purulia on 28 – 30 March 2023.
Chau Mask Festival was held at Charida, Bagmundi, Purulia on Mar 9-11 from 11 am to 7 pm to celebrate the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Chau Mask. The festival was part of the collaborative initiative, Rural Craft and Cultural Hub (RCCH), undertaken by the Department of MSME&T, Govt. of West Bengal in association with […]
The tourists visited the village and interacted with the artists working in their own courtyards. The entire village was decorated and had a colourful ambience. Huge audiences gathered every day. Tourists visiting Purulia visited the village. The campaign had an enormous response.
The Eight edition of the three–day Chau Jhumur Utsav was held at Maldih, Balarampur, Purulia on December 20 to 22, 2019.
5 Chau artists led by Jagannath Chowdhury and Biren Kalindi participated in the 24th edition of Urkult Festival in Sweden in 2019.Know more
In 2019, 5 Chau artists led by Jagannath Chowdhury participated in the India Summer Days Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany from July 13-14.Know more
Eminent Chau artist Jagannath Chowdhury and his daughter Mousumi Chowdhury showcased their art-from at Transform Festival in Trondheim, Norway from 1-7 October 2018. Mousumi did a workshop with the kids at the Festival.Know more
5 Chau artists of Purulia participated in the India Summer Days Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany from July 14-15, 2018.Know more
2 young Chau dancers Bappaditya Mahato and Bijay Kishore Mahali attended the Seattle International Dance Festival from June 21 – 25 2017.Know more
The International Folklore Festival BALTICA is a unique co-project of the three Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Baltica-2017 was held at Vilnius in Lithuania from July 4 – 9, 2017.Know more
An 8-member delegation represented India at the 10th International Folklore Festival of Noyon in France, held from July 4 – 8, 2017. It included a five-member Chau team led by Jagannath Chowdhury of Purulia.Know more