Dance of the mask

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Theyyam is a famous ritual art form that originated in the southern state of Kerala. It brings to life the great stories of the region.


Shimokita Tengu Matsuri is also known as the long red-nosed goblins festival, which describes the design of the masks on parade floats and festival-goers alike.

The Philippines

MassKara Festival is an annual festival in Bacolod City with highlights every fourth Sunday of October with street dancers in colourful costumes, masks and headdresses.

India & Bangladesh

Popular in parts of West Bengal in India, and Bangladesh, vigorous jumps, hops and other similar energetic moves set the mood of Chhau dance.


The Khon is a traditional dance drama, which includes part masked dance and part play. Originally they were only performed at the royal courts.

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