He has been described by scribes and critics in any number
of ways. Some of them call him the "Man of many Masks"
while others have called him " the dancer who performs
magic with his body" and "the versatile master of chhau
dance" and so on. He is one of the senior most artiste
and Guru of Seraikella Chhau.
His dedication to his art and involvement in its
development can be seen in what he has to say of
his own performances. "When I do Chhau, it is only
Chhau, nothing else infiltrates".
"When I put on the mask I become impersonal. It
is easier to slip to slip into the body of another
character. The expression does not follow from my
face to my body but it is transmitted from my body
to the mask".
"When I perform a peacock, I think like a peacock.
Even if I put on the mask, I have expressions on
And this is what one writer who watched him perform wrote;
"He coaxes his body, his every muscle to intensity communicate
and stir the body and soul of the viewer.
Pt. Dubey may be a Man of many Masks but as he performs
he translates his expressions into the most supple body
Gopal Prasad Dubey is a panel approved artist
in "Indian council for Cultural
relations" government of India.