Indian dance: Classical to Bollywood (improvers)

Vocational qualification

In Cambridge

£ 70 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Duration

    10 Days

Description

Hindi movies have popularised Indian dancing over the past decade. This course goes back to the roots of Indian dancing, providing an introduction to the concept, history, costume and exciting moves of classical Kathak. Kathak, with its intricate footwork, graceful yet strong arm movements and mesmerising spins, is as applicable to British living today as it was in the temples of India in eras.

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Cambridgeshire, CB2 8PE

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Subjects

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Course programme


Indian dance: Classical to Bollywood (improvers)

Your Course
Hindi movies have popularised Indian dancing over the past decade. This course goes back to the roots of Indian dancing, providing an introduction to the concept, history, costume and exciting moves of classical Kathak. Kathak, with its intricate footwork, graceful yet strong arm movements and mesmerising spins, is as applicable to British living today as it was in the temples of India in eras long gone. The influences of this dance form can also be seen in such dances as Flamenco in Spain, to where the Romany people carried its delicious moves.
Please wear a vest or fitted t-shirt and a skirt that will spin out as well as loose fitting, calf or knee length trousers. Dancing will be carried out barefoot.
Learning Outcomes
Students will have the opportunity to:
· Develop an understanding of the concept of classical Kathak and the dance accessories used
· Acquire proficiency in the basic footwork, arm movements and characteristic spins of Kathak dance
· Learn how to dance short dance pieces
· Develop an aptitude in expressive and creative dance
· Become familiarised with the use of syllables and timing in Indian dance
Your Tutor
Vidya Math fell in love with Indian dancing when she was six years old and was later trained in Kathak at the Arts Centre in Glasgow, by the school of Pratap Pawar. Two of her Kathak teachers were Scottish ballet dancers, Sandy Richardson and Maureen Christie. She began teaching Kathak at the age of fifteen and currently trains students at the Bharat Bhavan in Cambridge, Cambridge University Contemporary Dance Workshop and in mainstream and private education. As a solo artist, she has performed her blend of Kathak, 'filmi' dancing and her own styles of modern Indian throughout the UK. Her interests lie in making Indian dancing accessible to communities in the UK and promoting an appreciation of and participation in this delightful art form.
Day and time: Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm
Start date: 20 January
Number of sessions: 10
Tuition fees: £70
Method of payment: Fees for short courses (10 weeks or less) to be paid in full at enrolment and for long courses (12 weeks or more) fees of 50% can be paid at enrolment plus 50% as a cheque. Course places cannot be reserved without receipt of both payments.
Half term:
Please note that there are no classes during half term Monday 15th - Friday 19th February 2010 unless otherwise stated.

Indian dance: Classical to Bollywood (improvers)

£ 70 + VAT