Dance Divine Provide Diploma & Degree Course in Kathak Dance
Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dances, originated from India. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. Its form today contains traces of temple and ritual dances, and the influence of the bhakti movement. The emphasis shifted from the telling of religious stories to one of entertainment. Today, the story-telling aspect has been downgraded and the dance is primarily an abstract exploration of rhythm and movement.
Kathak can be danced with a wide variety of music
Slokas (Sanskrit / Hindi) and Bhajans (devotional songs for Hindu Gods and Goddesses).
Classical and Light Classical Songs e.g. Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Hori.
Pure Classical type e.g. Paran, Tukda, Gat Nikas, Jugalbandi (a friendly competition), Sawal-Jawab (footwork with tabla or pakhawaj) and demonstration of different Beats.
Film songs preferably based on Ragas.