Classical indian KATHAK – a court dance from from North India. Initially associated with Hindu temples, has been influenced by Persian and developed in the courts of the Mughal dynasty. To this day, combines themes from Indian mythology with finesse movements expressing abstract concepts. It is characterized by complex rhythms, quick turns, the subtlety of movement and the ability of storytelling through facial expressions and hand gestures.
Classes and workshops of this technique include:
-Ability to execute rhythmic patterns with bare feet, while highlighting melody with upper body
-forms of rhythmic movement, containing a series of turns
-facial expressions and hand gestures language (abhinaya)
-short lyrical compositions
-recitation of rhythmic syllables and rules for composing music
Advanced level – more difficult forms of rhythmic and choreographed songs.