Philosophy from st Mary's university
Kathak teacher - Sa Dha Arts
Students who would enroll in this long-term Kathak course will be exposed to beginner lessons in Kathak, and so, it is recommended for only students who have not learned this dance form at all. The application of the dance techniques will be discussed in these online sessions where the enrolled students will be learning advanced theme and variation-based compositions. Students will also pick up the basic knowledge of where the art form originates and the detailed introduction to the fundamental mudras (wrist and hand movements) and footwork, introduction to the Indian Classical Rhythmic system and will also learn, the importance of tabla and vocal music in Kathak. Learning Kathak offers an opportunity to perform on stage and at various other events. This makes you audacious from the early stages of life. Once built this quality helps in every stage in life not only for dancing but for making powerful presentations and facing large crowds. It definitely makes you more and more self-confident.
About the instructor: Your instructor for this course is the famous Kathak dancer Saberi Misra.Saberi Misra is a kathak dancer based in London and was born in Kolkata into a family of traditional musicians and dancers of the Jaipur Gharana; she is the great-granddaughter of Pt Jailal Maharaj ji, the Granddaughter of Pt Ramgopal Misra and Smt Guru Susmita Misra and daughter of Pandit Rajkumar Misra, a renowned tabla player, and Smt Chandrima Misra an established and acclaimed Hindustani Vocalist. Saberi has done her schooling in one of the most elite schools in London, St James Senior girls' school. Growing up amidst an atmosphere of dance and music Saberi was naturally pulled towards them from a very early age, like a moth to a flame. She started her dance training at the age of three under the able and distinguished guidance of her grandmother, Smt Guru Susmita Misra, a celebrated Kathak Guru. She gave her first stage performance at the age of four, in Kolkata and received a standing ovation. In London, her first performance came at the age of six at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, where she also received a standing ovation in the presence of the High Commissioner of India at the time. Besides dance, Saberi is also receiving laya taalim through learning tabla from her father and vocal training from her mother respectively. Saberi has also given solo performances as a tabla player and a singer. She has already established herself as a fine Kathak dancer.
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 course on ipassio can be rest assured that they will receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, ensuring the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students 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 long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
Besides their motivation and inspiration for the course, students must bring their own ghungroos (Indian dance bells) and make sure they are Kathak specific and they should also be in clothes suitable and comfortable for dance.