India, Gotipua dancer in Odisha
Young Gotipua dancer in Raghurajpur, Odisha, India. He is seven years old and already a professional Gotipua dancer. Of course he goes to primary school, but he lives in the dance school and training starts at 5:00 in the morning.
Gotipua is an old traditional dance in Odisha, India. The acrobatic dance is performed by a group of young boys who are dressed as women. The boys do not cut their hair. The traditional face painting is unique to each dance school.