In 1965, the Govt of Mysore sent US Krishna Rao to London to work in the Asiatic Dance Circle for 2 years. That was the first ever time that a chemistry teacher was sent to teach Indian dance in a foreign country!
("Bharatanatyam - A mission and an obsession: The story of the USK couple," M Nagabhushana Sharma, Nartanam Vol V #1, Jan Mar 2005).

As is apparent from the Natya Sastra and Vishnudharmottara, specific colors are prescribed to denote specific rasas, evidence of a deep knowledge of color psychology in ancient India.

King Aditya Pratap Singh Deo designed several of the masks being used in Seraikella Chhau today.

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