Kathak

Captivate for yourself the rhythms, intricate footwork and fast pirouettes of Kathak, the classical dance style from Northern India. The technique of kathak body movements is sharp and precise yet subtle and graceful, coupled with footwork demonstrating the dynamic power and intricacies of rhythmic time cycles setting it apart from the other dance styles of India.

 

This style that speaks volumes and tells you of stories of yesteryear. Experience the whizz, the effervescence and dizzying heights of spell-binding pirouettes in speed you can only think of. Counting in single digits are not only meant for those learning numbers but those who can see between rhythmic cycles. The fascinating world of Kathak, its subtleties and nuances so different from other classical styles of India opens a completely new perspective to the experienced dancer as well as the lay person.

 

Course Specifics

 

Syllabus

The basic course takes the beginner through taal, the fundamental principle underlying this virtuosic dance style. It also addresses simple tukdas, ladis and tihais that move on to more complex patterns in parans and ghats.

Currently under the guidance of Pandit Briju Maharaj (living legend of Kathak) and Kumari Saswati Sen, the teachers of Saraswati Mahavidhylaya had their initial training under Srimathi Dipanjali Bedi.

Advance students have the opportunity to go to Delhi to learn directly under the tutelage of Maharajj. Kumari Saswathi Sen and senior artistes often accompany Maharaji to Perth, to conduct workshops and to assess the progress of students in Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya.

Practicum: 1 x 1 Hours Weekly

 

Term Dates and Fees

Fees: Please see our Term Dates & Fee Schedule

Location: Classes are currently held at our Beaufort St Studio
Period: Term dates follow WA public school terms dates (unless otherwise advised).

 

Interested?

As places are limited, register your interest to secure a place for yourself/ your child.

 

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