The tradition of Chau dance and Chau mask has been a focus of research among the scholars of folklore, literature and different disciplines of cultural studies. Visit the artists’ villages if you are a research scholar or a student who wants to interact with the traditional artists and experience the age old dance form and mask making. Visit Charida to know more about the history and evolution of Chau Masks. Visit Maldi and witness how the next generation is continuing the tradition of Chau dance.

Here is some basic information on Chau dance.
Watch the digital story that explores the connection between the Chau dance and Chau masks.
Check out how you as visitor engage yourself at Chau dance festival.
Know more about the themes of Chau performances.
Check out how the artists make Chau masks.
Here is a list of academic articles on Chau.

Here is an ethical guideline on conducting research with the communities.

  1. Respect the artist and the community.
  2. Seek permission before you record audio/video, publish photo and information regarding community and art.
  3. Acknowledge names of artists with whom you interacted.
  4. Share a copy of your published research (document or audio visual media) with the community.

You may browse toolkit on sustainable development here.

Artist rights are protected through a Code of Practice. Please see the Chau Dance Art Code and Chau Mask Art Code.