KATHAK PARICHAYA vol I & II


(an appreciation of kathak)
DVD ( $39.95 for the set of two volumes, I & II)
Produced by Pt. Birju Maharaj
NTSC ONLY ( For USA, CANADA, JAPAN, SOUTH AMERICA etc.)

Kathak- The classical dance form which originated in the temples of north India as a devotional art form, travelled through the royal courts, where it enriched itself in the rhythmic content. For the first time, Pandit Birju Maharaj, the living legend of Kathak, explains about the tradition and his style, for the young people and art-lovers.


Volume I Volume II
Pada- A group composition Gesture language
Breif historical backgroung Rhythmic compositions
Teen Tal- 16 beats time cycles Symbolic gestures
Tat Kar- Basic footwork Navarasa- Nine sentiments
Hand movements Aaradhana- Invocation
Parhant- The recitation of syllables Thumri- Expression dance
Nritta- Dance inspired by rhythm, thaat, amad, tukras, tihai, gat nikas, paran, jugalbandi Tarana-Musical dance pattern
Bhajan- Devotional dance
Govardhan Leela- Excerpts from dance drama
Dance of Birju Maharaj

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