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.
Weekly Lecture Topics
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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
Module 5: Tatkar
Module 6: Aamad
Module 7: Tukra
Module 8: Toda
Module 9: Paran
Module 10: Thaat
Module 11: Abhinaya : Shloka
Module 12: Abhinaya :Gat Bhava 1
Module 13: Abhinaya :Gat Bhava 2
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
Module 18: Theory 4: Origin and History of Kathak: The Modern Age
Module 19: Theory 5: Contemporary Development: Expansion and Rejuvenation