Kathak classes

Kathak classes are conducted by Courtyard Dancers faculty. The advanced classes are conducted by Pallabi Chakravorty. The class sessions are intimate and intense and are accompanied by live tabla. In addition to movement, the emphasis is on learning rhythmic patterns, vocalization, and emotional expressivity. Using Kathak vocabulary and associated poetry, Pallabi’s students learn to infuse their dance with their own thinking. CD members are given performance opportunities on professional stage on a regular basis. They are also given opportunities to learn and work with renowned dancers and choreographers, who visit the group as guest artists.

 

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Kathak classes are run on a semester basis. Students are selected through interviews. Regular attendance is a must.

 

Winter/Spring 2017

Sundays Jan 8 - May 7, 2017

Beginner class: 2-3.15 pm

Intermediate/Advanced class: 3.15-5 pm

Location: 19 Rolling Road

Wynnewood, PA 19096 [map]

Cost for Semester: $400

Contact: Mahasweta Dutt:
mahasweta.dutt@gmail.com

 

Classes in Pittsburgh:

Teacher: Naina Roychowdhury

Curriculum: Kathak for half the class and neoclassical/bollywood choreography for second half of class.

Location: Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh PA

Tuition: $20 per class (each class is about an hour to hour and half)

Semester rates: $400 for about 16 classes.

Contact: Naina1231@gmail.com or call Naina: (215) 850-7131

 

Traditional and contemporary dance are often seen as opposites, the one a preservation of folk forms and the other an attempt to reject tradition and express modern ideas. But the Philadelphia-based Courtyard Dancers combine the two, taking a progressive approach to classical Indian dance.
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