Bells, Beats & Ballet – Kathak Workshop
Kathak is one of the eight classical dance forms of India. Its famous three ‘gharanas’ or the schools are Lucknow, Jaipur and Banaras, where Lucknow is considered to be the most superior of these all, due to its distinctive style that includes intricate hand, foot and eye movement and above all, intense facial expressions that make the story come alive. From love stories of Lord Krishna, to description of Lord Shiva’s personality, from entertainment evenings at the royal courts of Mughals and the Nawabs of Awadh or for that matter a devotee’s love for God as part of Sufi belief, Kathak is about visually narrating a story through a dance. Kathak dance form is in fact the most secular of all dance forms in India, living up to Hindu-Muslim unity, in line with secular principles of Awadh, particularly that of Lucknow, which is a part of its social fabric.
Under our product, ‘Bells, Beats and Ballet’ – (Kathak Workshop), we at Tornos bring to you 3 exciting options to choose from:-
I – Watch Kathak Students Learn : INR 2500 Per Guest
(Includes : A visit to a Kathak school to watch students learn and perform, also a 15 min lecture by a Kathak teacher for better connect. Also includes soft-drinks and light refreshments. Duration is about one and a half hour)
IA – Learning and Appreciation Kathak Session : INR 4700 Per Guest
(Includes : A visit to a Kathak school to learn and appreciate the dance form in a two and a half hour session under expert teachers along with other students. A bit of hands-on fun-class too. Also includes soft-drinks and light refreshments)
IB – Intensive Understanding of Kathak : INR 12000 Per Guest
(Includes : Two days of five hours each a day rigorous Kathak learning sessions along with tea/soft-drinks and light refreshments)
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This experience is available every day except on Sunday, National and Festive holidays. First two options:‘I’ and ‘IA’ are available at 1800 hrs, while option ‘IB’ is available to be opted as a post-breakfast or as a post-lunch session.
Venue in the above mentioned package is a ‘Kathak Training School’ and visits are with special arrangements and prior permissions. Should there be a requirement of any other venue, such as a hotel banquet etc., there would be an additional charge for that. Venue cost, other than a Kathak School on request.
Accompanying representative to assist.
Short lecture by a Kathak exponent/teacher.
Privileged permission to attend the session at a local Kathak dance school.
Subject related reference material shown during the session.
Light refreshment during the session.
Transport to and from the session venue.
Any other food items on the tour, unless a part of offer.