A vibrant dance form blending both dance and Martial Arts having its origins in Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Guru Shashadhar Acharya has been teaching Chhau in Triveni Kala Sangam since 1988. He is a fifth generation Seraikella Chhau artist whose family has significantly contributed to the evolution and development of this dance form. He inherited this knowledge from his father Guru Lingraj Acharya, and trained under Padma Shri S. N. Singhdeo and Padma Shri K. N. Sahoo amongst others.

He has extensively performed and held workshops in Theatre/Dance Institutes and International Festivals in India and abroad including, Russia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea & U.S.A.

His deep-rooted repertoire and understanding of the dance form gives him the confidence to be innovative and choreograph collaborative works with dancers, actors and directors. Guru Shashadhar Acharya’s research is rooted in teaching methodologies in Seraikella Chhau.

He served as the Director of the Government Chhau Dance Centre in Seraikella, a premier centre set up to promote this form. For his sustained and innovative work in Seraikella Chhau, he has been awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2004

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