Special Kathak Workshop Series with internationally acclaimed Kathak artist, Rachna Nivas
ICC presents an incredible opportunity to take a special 6-week workshop series with Rachna Nivas, principal member of the world-renowned Chitresh Das Dance Company, celebrated soloist, and co-director of the prestigious Chhandam School of Kathak. Hailed as “charismatic and resplendent” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Rachna has performed in award-winning productions in cities all over the U.S. and India, including National Center for Performing Arts in Mumbai, National Center for Kathak Dance (Kathak Kendra) in New Delhi amongst many others. She brings over 12 years of teaching experience, including lecture demonstrations and residencies at universities and schools across the U.S. Today, Rachna has emerged as a compelling leader amongst the next generation of classical Indian artists.
Come discover the dynamics of this rhythmic and improvisational art form through footwork, hand movements, and storytelling, with a special emphasis on Pandit Das’ innovative technique Kathak Yoga. Participants will also gain insight to the history, philosophy and mathematics of Kathak dance and Indian culture.
Six-week workshop (start Nov 1)
Children (7 and above): 6:00pm – 7:00pm; $120
Teens and Adults: 7:00pm – 8:30pm; $170