Kathak courses and workshops
Jolafin teaches Kathak to beginners with no experience and to intermediate students with minimum previous experience of 1-2 years of Kathak.
She also organizes intensive Kathak workshops and master classes for advanced students with experts like her Guru Surangama from Kolkata in regular basis.
Jolafin is currently on a sabbatical studying Kathak and Tabla.
Typical Kathak session with Jolafin
Jolafin follows mainly the curriculm of Prayag Sangit Samiti, but is preparing intensively to adapt the internationally recognized ISTD syllabus for Kathak.
Her lessons are thoroughly planned, which incorporates
- the strengthening of stamina with basic footworks,
- learning the correct body posture and alignment, always with focus of holding line and geometry of body,
- learning various rhythmic pattern und create sound with feet, develop clarity of sound
- arm and hand movement and hand gestures (Hastaks and mudras)
- short technical choreographies following the rhythmic cycle (Taal) and recitation (Parhant) of the syllables (bol)
- theory and history session of Kathak dance.
Got curious? Have look in a intermediate sessions.