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CEC

Indian Classical Dance - Kathak

CEC and Savitribai Phule Pune University via Swayam

Overview

This course is about Indian Classical Dance - Kathak. This course facilitates students to learn all the aspects of Kathak Dance. From the History and the Origin of Kathak Dance, students will be able to understand the technical as well as aesthetical dimensions of this dance form. The modules contain all the traditional as well as contemporary modern styles of this dance form. Students would benefit not only from the video lectures but also through the reading material provided with each module.

Syllabus

Week 01 - Origin, History and Development of Kathak Week 02 - Introduction to Laya Taal (Padhant) Week 03 - Knowledge of Technical Terms Week 04 - Languages in Kathak and its Notation Systems Week 05 - Abhinaya (the art of storytelling) Week 06 - Abhinaya continued Week 07 - Abhinaya continued Week 08 - Natya Shastra and Abhinaya Darpana Week 09 - Study of other Taals than Tritaal Week 10 - Study of Gharanas: Distinguishing features and performnaces Week 11 - Choreographies in Kathak - 1 Week 12 - Choreographies in Kathak - 2 Week 13 - Aspects of Presentation

Taught by

Pta. Maneesha Sathe

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