Kathak Lecture/Demo & Workshop (1.00pm – 3.00pm)
with Veronica Simas de Souza Rosas
01.00 to 1.45pm
Discover the graceful and dynamic North Indian classical dance form of Kathak with this lecture demonstration and workshop.
We will cover a brief history of the dance form, development and today’s expression. Along with an explanation and demonstration of the typical repertoire of Kathak
01.45 to 3.00pm
The workshop will introduce the participant to the fundamentals of kathak dance including: Basic posture, pranam (greeting) tatkar and various step/footwork patterns, taal (rhythmic structures), padhant (the system of rhythmic oral recitation), hastaks (hand, arms and feet coordination), chakkars (spins) and abhinaya (expression). Elements of storytelling and music will be included.
Cost is $25 for the Kathak workshop only, $40 in combination with the Indian Folk Dance workshop on March 3rd. Dance Teacher discount is available for $18 for single workshop, $32 for both. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veronica Simas de Souza Rosas
In great demand as a performer, choreographer, and instructor, Veronica has an innate ability to weave the subtle nuances and textures of eastern music into movement. She has a dance background that includes studies and performances in Middle Eastern, modern, and Latin dance forms, and trained intensively in Kathak with Padma Shri Sunayana Hazarilal. As an educator, Veronica engages with diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.