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Learn the basics of kathak(Lucknow Gharana)

Learn kathak at a primary level
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 27m
Language: English
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Kathak is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. It is indigenous to north of India and developed under the influence of both Hindu and Muslim cultures. The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers. It involves intrinsic footwork, hand gestures and facial expressions. Kathak is known to be performed as a solo dance by both men and women who portray their grace and flow with their lucid movements.
Learn kathak, an Indian classical dance form, at a beginner ‘s stage and all the basics of it.
You are going to be learning:
· Basic mudras(with one hand and two hands)
· History and the origin of kathak
· Small dance pieces on hindi songs
· Basic terms and concepts of kathak
· Biographies of some famous kathak dancers
· Teentaal and some other various taals
· Basic knowledge of other dance forms
· Brief study of Lucknow gharana
· Dancers and the family tree of Lucknow Gharana
· The first four avatars of Vishnu and their stories
· Tatkaar in various speeds(called layas)
As long as one has a ready mind and body to receive the knowledge, one needn’t worry about age while learning this dance form. With Kathak, you can burn around 400-600 calories per session.

You will learn

✓ Basic mudras of kathak
✓ Dance pieces
✓ History of kathak
✓ Basic concepts of kathak dance
✓ Basic taals


• Have the passion to learn kathak as a new thing

This course is for

• Age group 18 years and above
Senior diploma kathak dancer
I have been learning kathak since the past seven years and right now I am a trained and experienced kathak dancer. I have completed my senior diploma in this Indian classical dance form and I have passed all the kathak exams with excellent marks. I am an enthusiastic and a fantastic performer and a very passionate teacher.
Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 27m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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