Kathak Immersion: 2-Week Dance Workshop for Adults

Kathak Workshop for Adults with Annu Gupta

Kathak Dance is one of the most ancient form of Indian Classical Performing Art. 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 characterized by its intricate rhythm patterns, beautiful expressional songs and rounds coupled with fast and varied  footwork. 

Kathak Immersion’ is a 2 week long journey to explore and dive into this beautiful Indian Classical Dance Form. It gives people an exposure to learn, explore and  experience ‘Kathak’ in its pure form. These sessions are amalgamation of Basic Yoga and Dance and focused on Practical & Theoretical aspects of Kathak Dance.

Age Group : 18+

On the concluding day i.e. July 7, there will be a Kathak Recital by all the participants.)

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES 

To spread awareness of Indian Classical Dance Forms To plant seeds of Indian Classical Dance ‘Kathak’ among the dance enthusiasts To present and teach Kathak dance in its pure form To develop understanding of Kathak’s practical as well as theoretical aspect  To develop interest of students in learning and knowing classical dance forms  To find connections of the classical dances with our practical lives  

COURSE CONTENT OF THE WORKSHOP:-

Practical Sessions : 

Basic Exercises 

Basic footwork 

Hand movements 

Basic Spins 

Pure bandishes of Kathak such as tihai, chakkardar, tode etc. 

Vandana or Bhajan 

Taal teen taal and different laya (rhythms) 

Kavita 

Musical Pieces of the dance form 

Hast Mudras 

THEORITICAL:-

Introduction to Classical Dance 

Knowledge about classical dance forms of India 

History of Kathak and its origin 

Gharana Tradition in Kathak 

Definition of technical things 

Instruments and costumes being used in Kathak 

Differentiation among Classical Dance, Folk Dance and Modern Dance 

KEY FEATURES:-

– Observing Silence

– Basic Yoga practice required for the Kathak Immersion

– Kathak Immersion (Practical and theoretical aspect)- Shall be done through group activities, sharing circles and creativity sessions.

GENERAL RULES:-

All the participants are suggested to follow an appropriate dress code—

For Women : Kurta / Frock / Anarkali with leggings  

 For Men: Kurta Pajama / Long t-shirt – Trouser 

All the sessions are mandatory to attend as every session is connected to the previous one.

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 instill essential life skills such as Self- Confidence, Leadership, Team Work and Creativity.

By Donation

Date

Jun 24 2022 - Jul 07 2022

Time

No Classes on Mondays & Wednesdays
10:00 am - 12:00 pm