KATHAK – YUVA GATI NATIONAL C.A.T. WORKSHOP
What To Expect?
Get an insight into the Kathak dance form from a leading international dance artist! Push how a meeting of movement, choreographic devices and imaginations can inform embodied expression of a narrative.
The session begins with highlighting certain historical, post-modern and current contexts of Kathak. The practical portion then commences with a short warm up followed by coverage of three fundamental aspects of technique: tatkar (footwork), nritta hasta (arm movements), and chakkar (pirouettes). These aspects are then brought together in a phrase of movement known as a tukra. You are finally invited to take part in a creative exercise on embodying a narrative using the movement aspects shared.
ABOUT YUVA GATI
Yuva Gati, meaning ‘Youth Movement’, is the national South Asian Dance strand of the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme. It is delivered by DanceXchange in partnership with Sampad Arts and Heritage and funded by the Department of Education. Yuva Gati assists 11-18 year olds with exceptional potential in Bharatanatyam and Kathak styles of dance, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class specialist training as part of a broad and balanced education.
Catch up now!
AUDITIONS ARE OPEN NOW!
For further information: https://dancexchange.org.uk/centre-for-advanced-training/auditions/
International Dance Artist and Teacher@parbaticdance
Parbati Chaudhury is a performer, teacher, choreographer, and maker, working for a number of companies and organisations while developing her own work. She explores contemporary and classical narratives using dance rooted in Kathak and drawing on aspects of theatre in collaboration with musicians and composers.
Her piece, Fader, was praised by critics at Resolution 2020, and she is currently developing her first production, Goodgirl.
As a teacher, Parbati leads Kathak classes for Pagrav Dance Company, as well as independently, and is the Kathak Lead Artist at CAT-Yuva Gati.
Photo credit: Chris Nash, courtesy Pagrav Dance Company