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Kathak Indian Dance Workshop - Hutt Winter Festival


Sat 18 Aug 2018, 2:00pm–3:00pm

Where: The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: HuttWinterFestival

An interactive session of Kathak, Indian classical dance, where Mayur Dance Academy students will get the audience on their feet and teach them few steps.

Kathak is an Indian classical dance form that originated from the traveling bards of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha which means "story", and Kathaka which means "the one who tells a story", or "to do with stories". Wandering Kathakas communicated stories from the great epics and ancient mythology through dance, songs and music.

About the artists:
Mayur Dance Academy specialises in teaching and organising programs covering the Indian dance forms of Kathak, Bharatanatyam and Bollywood.

“Our Dance classes helps one to express their artistic self into a true representation of the beautiful. The teachings also demonstrate how the Indian traditional dance forms fuse with contemporary rhythms and everyday aesthetics. We believe in the dance forms that we teach, that it helps create a sound mind in a healthy body and plays a prime role in building self confidence and determination to succeed in every aspect of life.”