Focus on non-verbal expression and communication through movement. Human movements are so momentary yet essential to our lives, discover the connections through Indian dance form Kathak.
Kathak dance of North India has significant connections between the outer form of movement and the inner intention of the mover. Through its concepts and language, Kathak allows us to capture our intangible experience of movement and express its seemingly inexpressible nature. This classes will explore the abilities to experience, observe and describe movement through Kathak, abilities that can enhance the practice of any activity involving the moving body such as dance, theater, performance art, visual art and more. Often through simple authentic movements, with eyes closed, the mover will create a dance for self. Movers will explore spontaneous gestures, movement and stillness, following inner impulses in the present moment. Discover the richness that this discipline has to offer as a meditative and spiritual practice, a way to support creativity and creative expression, and a forum for building community.
Dance for students with special needs: this will integrate dance theory, dance education and positive behavior supports. We will create movement activities that utilize strengths and meet the needs of children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral, learning, sensory and/or physical challenges.
Session: 90 minutes classes, once a week for 6 weeks
Instructors: Rita Mustaphi / Mukta Sathe