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VISUAL COMMUNICATION from GIBBS COLLEGE, CONNECTICUT
M.A, from BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY (B.H.U.)
B.A. from BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY (B.H.U.)
KATHAK - Senior degree from PRAYAG
KATHAK - Visharad/Sangeet Ratna from Bangiya Sangeet Parishad
This level II beginner ourse by Ishani Chatterjee Seshan will also introduce the students to the "chakkar" which is one of the most important aspects of kathak. Introduction to "Tihai" and its variations. Students will also learn a "Bhajan" at the end of the curriculum, which they will be able to perform in front of the audience among friends and family. The enrolled students will learn about the nuances of footwork, hand gestures, essential postures understanding of two basic taals with different hastakas, history, and gharanas of Kathak. They will also be taught about basic abhinaya, the art of expression through the face and the body to further engage with an audience to provoke a particular feeling in them. Students will get acquainted with the language of Kathak, tabla, pakhawaj, etc. This beginner course by Ishani Chatterjee Seshan will also introduce the students to the most important and common taal of Kathak, the introduction and knowledge of chakkari, hastak's, combinations of different footwork (tatkar), and more.
About the instructor: With 24 years of experience in teaching, Ishani Chatterjee Seshan comes with a unique style of teaching that stresses technical aspects of kathak such as ‘Riaz’, ‘Tatkar; ‘Abhinaya’, and "theoretical knowledge". Students learn kathak as a blended style and plus points of all three gharanas that she is the guru of, based out of Lucknow, Banaras, and Jaipur. She has shared the stage with kathak Guru Smt. Durga Arya Kruger – RV teacher‟s training auditorium, Jayanagar, Bangalore in 2019, has won Zee Network Dance Competition first prize in 2009 - Rhythm School of Fusion participated in the Naya Andaaz Competition, 1947 Inc New Jersey U.S.A., Senator Frank Pallone show –New Jersey U.S.A, Boogie Woogie “Chalo America” –.NY / NJ, Miss India Beauty Pageant – NY - USA, Sanjay Anand Prosthetic Foundation, USA, Naya Andaaz Competition –. NJ, USA, Hofstra University, Indian Heritage, USA, and workshops at Rutgers University, USA.
The most important benefit of learning kathak is to have your memory channelized and you will be getting exercise done in a fun way. Your mind, body and soul will have a better healthier perspective. Kathak gives emphasis on poses, expressions, grace, hand, eye, and body movements and footwork. This makes your body look younger, lose excess body weight, and brings a lot of excitement to life. Within no time you will discover that you have become more active and full of energy. The whole experience is very spiritual and rewarding. It also offers a great opportunity to learn Indian culture and heritage.
Students enrolling for this short-term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to one. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students' progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students will get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
This course is suitable for students who are 8 years old and above and also those who have finished the level - I course by Ishani Chatterjee Seshsn. Students should note there is a dress code: Please wear salwar-kurta or frocks with full or ankle-length leggings. Students will also need a notebook which should be solely dedicated to Kathak the practice and regular practice time. You should have bells for your feet and they should be in pair of 50 ghunghroos (bells) in each feet.