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Foundation Course in Kathak

CEC and Rabindra Bharati University via Swayam

Overview

Kathakis one of the major Classical Dance forms of our country. Anchored on the Hindustani Classical Music system, and performed across the Indo-Gangetic valley for centuries, Kathak is now a popular dance form throughout India and also across the globe.

Kathak gives emphasis on poses, expressions, grace, hand, eye and body movements and footwork and the enactment of stories and portrayal of rhythmic structures. It makes the dancer's body look younger, helps to lose body weight and to bring a lot of excitement into life. It also helps to make the practitioner more active and full of energy.

A systematic and detailed practical training in this intricate dance form and a knowledge of its history and aesthetics is carefully conveyed in this course.

The Foundation Course is the precursor to more advanced training courses in Kathak.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Weekly Plan

 

Weeks

Weekly Lecture Topics

Assignment

(No. & Type)*

1

:

Module 1: Introduction to Nritta: Tatkar in Trital & Padhant

Module 2: Introduction to Nritta: Hasta Sanchalan – 1

Module 3: Introduction to Nritta: Hasta Sanchalan – 2

Module 4: Tihai

Objective

and

Subjective

 

2

 

:

Module 5: Tatkar

Module 6: Aamad

Module 7: Tukra

Objective

and

Subjective

 

3

 

:

Module 8: Toda

Module 9: Paran

Module 10: Thaat

Objective

and

Subjective

4

:

Module 11: Abhinaya : Shloka

Module 12: Abhinaya : Gat Bhava 1

Module 13: Abhinaya : Gat Bhava 2

Objective

and

Subjective

5

:

Module 14: Beyond Lessons: On the Stage

Module 15: Theory 1: Origin and History of Kathak

Module 16: Theory 2: Development of Kathak: The Lucknow Gharana

Module 17: Theory 3: History & Development of Kathak: The Jaipur & the Benaras Gharanas

Objective

and

Subjective

6

:

Module 18: Theory 4: Origin and History of Kathak: The Modern Age

Module 19: Theory 5: Contemporary Development: Expansion and Rejuvenation

Module 20: Revision and Recapitulation

Objective

and

Subjective

Taught by

Amita Dutt

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