Kathak Dance of Northern India
The ancient art of Kathak is one of the eight forms of classical Indian dance. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word for “story.” Kathak dancers use swift and precise footwork and graceful gestures to tell traditional Indian stories. Through movement, music and math, a dancer from the Chhandam School of Kathak dance will perform “Kathak Yoga” – a technique which unifies the recitation of taal (rhythm), the singing of a melody and the dancing of complex footwork and rapid spins. Students will learn to count out complex poly-rythmns to help the dancer keep time and a few volunteers may learn some basic Indian dance steps.
Audience Limit: 500
Curriculum Connection: Indian Classical Dance, Indian Culture, Mythology, Math (counting polyrhythms)
Single Show: $625
Workshops: $150 each
Travel Fee: Based upon mileage
Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts
1 ready sound system w/aux chord to play CD or iPhone
1 standing/lav mic or 2 standing mics
1 foot mic
1 hip-height table to stand behind with feet visible
Changing room and restroom
Performance Space Requirements: Smooth, clean swept, solid floor surface (artists dance and spin barefoot)
Arrival time before first performance: 30 min
Strike time: 5 mins
Time needed between performances: 15 min
Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.
Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.