Anubhuti: Kathak Workshop for Youth
Anubhuti: Learning Essential Life Skills through Kathak Dance By Donation. Registration Compulsory.
INTRODUCTION TO KATHAK
Kathak Dance is one of the most ancient form of Indian Classical Performing Art. It is said to have originated in the temples of North India before finding its way into the royal courts of Awadh and Jaipur. Known as the dance of storytellers, Kathak comes from the word ‘Kathakaar’-the village minstrel who used subtle gestures and movements to enhance the dramatic element of the narrative. This dance as it exists today is characterised by its intricate rhythm patterns, beautiful expressional songs and rounds coupled with fast and varied footwork.
‘Anubhuti’ ..which means an intense experience, is an initiative that aims to inculcate Essential Life Skills such as Confidence, Leadership, Team Work and Creativity among kids from urban slums or remote rural/tribal communities of the country using Kathak Dance (An Indian Classical Dance Form) as a medium. ‘Anubhuti’, a combination of Meditation, Yoga and Kathak Dance gives kids an exposure to learn and explore ‘Kathak’ in its pure form.
∙ To build self-confidence
∙ To encourage creativity and imagination
∙ To build self-expression
∙ To build leadership skills and team work
∙ To encourage self-discipline
∙ To build awareness towards body and mind
∙ To provide knowledge of Indian Classical Dance Forms
∙ To inculcate kindness and love
FRAMEWORK OF 3 WEEK LONG WORKSHOP
∙ Meditation Sessions
∙ Yoga Sessions
∙ Kathak Practical and Theoretical Sessions
∙ Project work in a team
∙ Watching Movies/Videos based on Classical Dances
∙ Group Discussions
∙ Practicing Mindfulness and Creativity
∙ Stage Performance
∙ All the participants are suggested to follow an appropriate dress code i.e.
For Girls: Kurta / Frock / Anarkali with leggings
For Boys: Kurta Pajama / Long t-shirt – Trouser
∙ All the sessions are mandatory to attend as every next session will be connected to the previous one. LOGISTICS
Dates : Oct 11 – 31, 2021 | Batch Size : 20-25 participants |
Duration : 1.5hr each day (weekends off) | Age Group : 10 – 17yrs
(NOTE : On the concluding day of the workshop, there will be a Kathak Recital by all the participants.)
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Annu Gupta is a Kathak performer and teacher based out of New Delhi. She trained for 13 years professionally under the guidance of her Guru Smt. Monisa Nayak and has had shows and workshops across the country,
Annu’s current initiative, ‘Anubhuti’ aims to use Kathak as a medium to instil essential life skills such as Self- Confidence, Leadership, Team Work and Creativity.