Kathak

Lucknow Gharana
muladhara
Kathak

One of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance, Kathak’s origin is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern Indian who were known as Kathakars or storytellers. The name derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha meaning ‘story’, and Kathakar meaning ‘the narrator’, or ‘to do with stories’. The dancers of Kathak, whose ghungroo tied feet match rhythmically with the beat of the tabla and bol, tell stories through their hand movements and extensive footwork, their body movements and flexibility but most importantly through their facial expressions. 

This traditional dance evolved during the Bhakti movement, particularly by incorporating the childhood and stories of the Lord Krishna, as well as independently in the courts of north Indian kingdoms. It is found in three distinct forms, called ‘gharanas’, named after the cities where the Kathak dance tradition evolved – Jaipur, Banaras and Lucknow.

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Beginners

Brinto

Zoom classes:

2 classes per month

Videos:

3 - 4 videos

Zoom class duration:

45 min. to 1 hour

Class strength:

5 max

Brinto ( Beginner): This course is designed for students who are interested in starting their journey of dance and rhythm. The students will learn the basic techniques of postures, footwork and basic understanding of Taalas.

Intermediate

Koli

Zoom classes:

2 classes per month

Videos:

3 - 4 videos

Zoom class duration:

45 min. to 1 hour

Class strength:

5 max

Koli (Intermediate): This course is designed for students who have already gained experience of up to 1 year. In this course, you will learn about the deeper techniques and complex Taalas, Tukras, Tihais, Padhan Etc. Students will have to submit a google form and submit a video so that we can place the students according to their level of course.

Advanced

Pushp

Zoom classes:

2 classes per month

Videos:

3 - 4 videos

Zoom class duration:

45 min. to 1 hour

Class strength:

5 max

Koli (Intermediate): This course is designed for students who have already gained experience of up to 1 year. In this course, you will learn about the deeper techniques and complex Taalas, Tukras, Tihais, Padhan Etc. Students will have to submit a google form and submit a video so that we can place the students according to their level of course.

Offline Dance Classes

Indian Classical Dance- Kathak

Mon-Wed – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Fees– Rs 2500 plus 18 percent gst for 8 classes in a month

What our students have to say

Sangita Chatterjee

Kathak Faculty

Imbibing within herself the essence of Kathak of the Lucknow Gharana, its lyrical and sensuous movements, treasure of its scintillating rhythmic patterns and subtle abhinaya, Sangita Chatterjee entered the whirling world of beautiful dance under the tutelage of Guru Smt Vaswati Misra, one of the leading proponents of Lucknow Gharana Kathak.