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Indian Classical Dance- Kathak Class for Beginners

Kathak is one of the Indian classical dance forms from North India. It is the only dance form that portrays both Hinduism and Islamic culture.
I will be teaching from the basics of the art form along with the theory aspects from Natyshastra and Abhinaya Darpana.
Understanding why we are doing each step is very important when we learn something new. And when someone asks, one should be able to explain what they are learning and why it is done in that particular manner. I would also be teaching them the incorporation of theoretical aspects to the practicals, teaching different bedas and hand gestures(mudras), and their usages as they progress in order to understand what they are doing practically. All of these notes would be written by the students in their book for their future reference and self-practice. The class becomes intricate and complicated as they move forward. In every class they would be learning something new no matter whether it is big or small.
Some days they might have homework or creative exercises so that it helps them to choreograph and also bring their imaginations through movements.
I would be starting with the basic posture and the basic footwork called as tatkar as it is the basic and crucial one for this art form. Then it progresses to Tihai's and then to even with the usage of Ang ie, The hands and eyes and the sway of the body.
Tatkar (Footwork)
Chakkars(Pirouettes)
Tihai’s (Rhythmical pattern repeated thrice as an ending)
Usage of Ang( Inclusion of hand movements to Tatkar)
Shloka (Angikam bhuvanam)

Class Flow
Namaskar
Warm-ups
Tatkar (Different speeds; Starting with the slow speed till the higher speed that they can do)
Tatkar with Ang( In different speeds with the eye and hand movements in taught)
Chakkars

Extra information

They also should have a notebook for dance class, to write down whatever they are learning and the theory behind the practicals they practice in class as well.

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Yoga Practitioner, Experienced dancer and choreographer with 12+years of Indian classical dance andmartial arts training and 4+years of performance experience with Natya Stem DanceKampni, Bangalore, India. Experimental artist with a wide range of dancing styles. Strong ability to grasp the choreography and excellent stage presence.

Education

MA in Contemporary Dance Performance, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland
BA in Kathak & Choreography, Natya Institute of Kathak & Choreography, Bangalore
Diploma Holder with Gold medal in Bharathnatyam, Govt. Music college, Adyar, Chennai

Experience / Qualifications

2019-2020
❖ Was one of the soloists for the premiere of the web series,
BOXED,conceptualized and digital commissioned by Anita R Ratnam during
COVID on Narthaki.com
❖ Was one of the performers in the collaborative work with LIR Academy, Irish
World Academy, Dance Ireland and Liz Roche Company for Lighting Design
Project with MA Lighting design students.
❖ Was one of the dancers, Kathak, for a collaboration work of a Classical string
student for his exploration on Irish Traditional music.
2014- 2019 Natya STEM Dance Kampni
❖ 2014 – Performed at the Dassera Cultural Festival held at the Mysore Palace –
Sep 2014
❖ 2016- Has worked with an NGO Look at us in collaboration with Shankar
mahadevan academy and swarathma for the making of a musical video for the
slums of dhobi ghat in Bangalore – Jan 12th
❖ 2016 – Performed with Natya Stem Dance Kampni at the Indian Dance Festival
held at Mamallapuram – Jan 2016❖ 2017- performed at Drishti dance festival, Bangalore with the kampni- Jan 21th
❖ 2017- Performed as a principal dancer of Kampni’s classical production
“Ramanubhava- experiencing the adhikavya through dance”-Sept 15th
❖ 2017-Performed at the inauguration of “Under the raintree womens cultural
festival” -17th Nov

❖ 2018- was a member of the team that performed at the launch of the brand
ARANYANI, Premium handbags brand from Sri Lanka that premiered in the USA.
❖ 2018- was one of the principle dancer of Natya Stem Dance Kampni’s new
production “KALPAVRIKSHA” A collaborative work with painter SG Vasudev
based on his lifetime work called VRIKSHA which was premiered on the 9
th of

Sept’19 at NGMA, Bangalore.
❖ 2018- performed at Sangeet Natak Academi, Lucknow as part of their Founders
day celebration –Sept 13th

I have also been one of the faculty members at Natya Institute of Kathak
& Choreography training Kathak and Yoga & Contemporary for children from 7yrs, and adults in Kathak. I have been training them and moulding them keeping the awareness of their body
Body is the biggest asset one possess; A healthy body helps to have healthy mind. Join me for the stretching & strengthening class, aligning with the body & mind in a safe environment. It is important to keep our muscles and tissues strong and fit for the betterment of our body and health. It is not just about the external aspect of the body but also looking into the internal parts of the body. These sessions would encourage you to find the balance within yourself and your body, through correct alignment, positioning and the engagement of right muscles along with weight shifts concentrating on the different parts of the body. With the flow of practice, we would be looking into understanding the body, its strengths and weaknesses and how to strengthen and stretch our body in a safer manner with our flow of breath increasing the mobility and agility. The practice would be a combination of yoga asana practice, animal flow of movements, cardios and breath work. Classes would be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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