Kathak at Krshala is taught by Smt. Simran Godhwani. The style taught is the Lucknow gharana of Kathak passed down from her Guru from the Pt. Birju Maharaj Parampara.
The Kathak classes taught in Krshala are completely different and unique. The approach is one that has been structured after years of research, understudy, and from personal failures and successes of Simran during her own journey as a student. Going a step forward, Simrans teaching methods also include educating the students about improving their strength and power for dancing, footwork techniques and breathing techniques for chakkars, body flexibility and working to develop strong, graceful and articulate movements. Besides books written by various stalwarts of Kathak, Abhinaya Darpan, Natyashastra, Bhagvad Gita, the Shrimad Bhagvatam various other ancient texts and sacred books of our culture will be a part of the curriculum to establish a strong command in understanding this subject more deeply. The students will be trained extensively in various Taals, Music, introduction to tabla and will be given opportunities to participate in various workshops conducted by eminent dancers from around the world.
The Kathak courses are long-term and require equal commitment from parents and students. Admission is limited with only ten students per class. Beginning with an hour, it will increase in hours and intensity progressively and make available the option of dance as a profession over the course of many years, addressing the strengths and weaknesses of each student individually at every point.
The Kathak dance courses @ Krshala are structured and streamlined to follow the Pracheen Kala Kendra Syllabus and the International Certification rules and regulations laid down by the International Dance Council of UNESCO. All students enrolled for the Kathak program in Krshala are eligible for both these certifications.
KATHAK CLASSES ON SKYPE AND FOR PRIVATE CLASSES PLEASE CALL: 9886759716