Arpita Ain Institute of Kathak Gurgaon

Learn Kathak from the expert - Arpita Ain (Ravindra Bharti University, Calcutta)

(Lucknow Gharana)

Today, Kathak has regained its popularity after the period of decline during the rule of the british empire where it was frowned upon by Victorian administrators. Not only in India, but throughout the world, it is recognised as one of the seven classical dance forms of India. Kathak’s unique history has made it very different from other traditional dance forms, although it still retains the same roots. Presently, this classical dance is characterized by a combination of the temple and court forms, inclusive of both the devotion and romantic form that has shaped it through the years. The influence of theatre dance has presented itself in the movement towards dance productions of stories such as Shakuntala. Expressive motion, rhythmic accuracy, graceful turning, poised stances, technical clarity, hand gestures (mudras) and subtle expression (bhava-abhinaya) are important components of modern Kathak.

Classes going on for professionals on Saturday and Sunday, special classes on weekdays.

Admission going on for Summer workshop for kids

Certification from Chandigarh Pracheen Kala Kendra