Kathak Dance July 20th – July 26th, 2019
Introductory training for Kathak style dancing is taught by Kishori Devi.
The Flamenco dance style, which Kishori studied before going to India, originated from Kathak dancing and was brought to Spain where it developed its own character and style.
In the video below, Kishori demonstrates how Kathak dancing is more flowing and less stylistic or ritualistic than other Indian classical dance forms. This gives the Kathak dance style a more graceful and feminine appearance.
As part of the course, Kishori will demonstrate the similarities, and differences, between Kathak and Flamenco dance styles.
History & Evolution
Kathak is one of the main genres of ancient Indian classical dance and is traditionally regarded to have originated from the travelling bards of North India known as Kathakars or storytellers. The Kathakars wandered around and communicated legendary stories via music, dance and songs. The genre developed during the Bhakti movement, the trend of theistic devotion. The Kathakars communicate stories through rhythmic foot movements, hand gestures, facial expressions and eye work. This performing art incorporates great Indian epics, especially from the life of Lord Krishna.
Association with the Bhakti Movement
The development of Kathak during the era of the Bhakti movement predominantly focussed on the lilas of Lord Krishna and his eternal love Radhika or Radha found in texts like the ‘Bhagavata Purana’ which were spectacularly performed by the Kathak artists.
SPECIAL 10% Earlybird discount before May 31: only €495. You save €55!
All payments quoted in Euros.
Tuition, Accommodation, and 3 Meals/day for entire 1 week training.
Each student may bring their family to share the room and meals at no extra charge.
The reduced number of students for this retreat ensures personal one-on-one training.
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Holder of the account: A.C.K. (Asociación Conciencia de Krishna) – Spain
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