A Kathak Dance programme on 29 the January at 1900 hours at Si Hui Monastery and again on 30.1.2015 at International Conference Hall, Shezhen University same time.
Entry to both are free.
Kathak Pravah is an expression of a dynamic art journey of an ancient tradition through centuries of cultural evolution. Kathak Pravaah, literally meaning the "ongoing journey of Kathak" is a choreographic representation of the totality of the art form of Kathak. It weaves the feminine grace and the masculine strength in Kathak movements with the rich music and depth of classical poetry, to present a deep, vibrant and dynamic work of Dance. The team consists of 10 Dancers and one Technical expert.
a. Kathak Pravaah opens with "Niratata Dhanga", a piece that aims to capture the beauty and the playfulness of the scene at the banks of the river Yamuna where Krishna Dances and regales all with the sound of his divine flute. Six Dancers, each representing a human soul eager to merge with the universal, flow through various shapes and phrases in rhythm and space, while gently unfolding in movements and expressions.
b. "Parhant", the next section explores the rhythmic possibilities of the human voice as it inspires and competes with the various percussion instruments, to create a dynamic kaleidoscope of footwork, pirouettes, and rhythmic refrains within the orbit of a time cycle.
c. "Tarana" the concluding presentation is a grand celebration of the art form through a rich tapestry of melodic phrases, rhythm patterns, spatial designs and a constant dynamic exchange amongst the Dancers. Tarana is set in the beautiful melodic scale of Kendra - a lilting evening musical scale.
Kathak Pravaah is choreographed by Guru Kumdini Lakhia - known the world over for her mastery of the Kathak form as an ancient tradition, as well as her ability to explore its infinite contemporary possibilities to extend the boundaries of choreography.
Music for Kathak Pravaah has been composed by Shri Madhup Mudgal, an eminent vocalist, scholar and Guru of Hindustani Music.