Jolafin - Kathak dancer 
shows, workshops, courses
Kolkata, India. Guru Surangama with his son Suramya Dasgupta on tabla and Jolafin on a study travel.Kolkata, India. Guru Surangama with his son Suramya Dasgupta on tabla and Jolafin on a study travel.

Kathak courses and workshops

Jolafin teaches Kathak to beginners with no experience and to intermediate students with minimum previous experience of 1-2 years of Kathak. 

She also organizes intensive Kathak workshops and master classes for advanced students with experts like her Guru Surangama from Kolkata in regular basis.

She has planned to teach children from age 6 onwards in summer 2018. 

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Kathak courses


Kathak Workshop with Surangama

Beginn:25.08.2018
Ende:26.08.2018

Workshop III: Nritta
Introduction course, Hand/Arm movements (Mudra und Hastak), rhythmic footwork (Tatkar), small compositions
Level: beginner
When: 25./26. August 2018, 10.00 am – 11.30 am
Venue: Musikpalast, Altrheinweg 38, 4057 Basel
Fees: Sfr 48


Workshop IV: Natya
Sufi Kathak, an expressive spiritual dance of the Sufi Mystik.
Choreography
Level: open level
When: 25./26. August 2018, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Venue: Musikpalast, Altrheinweg 38, 4057 Basel
Fees: Sfr 96

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Typical Kathak session with Jolafin

Jolafin follows mainly the curriculm of Prayag Sangit Samiti, but is preparing intensively to adapt the internationally recognized ISTD syllabus for Kathak.

Her lessons are thoroughly planned, which incorporates

  • the strengthening of stamina with basic footworks, 
  • learning the correct body posture and alignment, always with focus of holding line and geometry of body,
  • learning various rhythmic pattern und create sound with feet, develop clarity of sound
  • arm and hand movement and hand gestures (Hastaks and mudras)
  • short technical choreographies following the rhythmic cycle (Taal) and recitation (Parhant) of the syllables (bol)
  • theory and history session of Kathak dance.  

 Got curious? Have look in a intermediate sessions.