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Katha Kahe So Kathak: Masterclass WIth Kumudini Lakhia


Tue Nov 12 2013, 7:00pm
Wed Nov 13 2013, 7:00pm
Thu Nov 14 2013, 7:00pm
Fri Nov 15 2013, 7:00pm
Sat Nov 16 2013, 9:00am

Where: Esplanade - Rehearsal Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $150.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to spend five intensive dance sessions with kathak doyenne Kumudini Lakhia. Founder of the Kadamb School of Music and Dance, Kumudini Lakhia is an internationally celebrated pioneer whose groundbreaking works have paved the way for contemporary kathak—she is credited for moving the form away from its traditional solo configuration. Her innovative choreography and contemporary story lines bear her mark of exquisite techniques and melodious music, and her works are all landmarks in the history of Indian dance.

One of the most sought after teachers and choreographers in the world, she is guru to many renowned kathak dancers, including Aditi Mangaldas, Vaishali Trivedi, Daksha Sheth and Prashant Shah, and works and collaborates with international dance stars such as Akram Khan. Apart from teaching at Kadamb, she holds regular workshops and classes in the UK, Canada, and USA.

Kumudini Lakhia was awarded the civilian honour of the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1987, the Padma Bhushan in 2010, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy Music, Dance and Drama in 1982, and Kalidas Samman for the year 2002-03.

In this masterclass, participants can look forward to learning some of her celebrated dance techniques, choreography and abhinaya.

Recommended for dancers with 2 or more years of kathak dance training.Attendance is mandatory for all five sessions.

Deadline for submission of application form: 25 Oct 2013, Fri, 6pm. If you be selected, you will be informed 2-3 working days after your application to purchase your ticket directly from the Esplanade Box Office. Kalaa Savings does not apply.