Kathak is characterized by intricate footwork and distinct facial expressions, accompanied by tabla (drum), singers, and other instruments. "Katha", meaning "story," is performed either solo or in a group, and is presented either as classical dance or as dance drama, which depicts episodes from Indian epics.
August 10th-October 5th 2014: Residency and Culminating Concert
Guru Urmilaji's (Didi) 2 month residency began with a welcoming pooja on August 10th! Lessons started immediately and Didi is now designing our 17th Student Concert.
Didi particularly enjoyed leading the workshop in our program last year so we have decided to continue that workshop/concert format.
On Sunday October 5th, the program will begin at 4:45 with the Workshop, Chai at 6:00 and then, at 6:30, our 17th Jaipur Gharana Leela Kathak Student Concert, SUM.
Venue: Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125.
View our Concert Poster
October 12th 2014: Folklife's 1st Seattle Children's Festival
Leela Kathak performs on Sunday October 12th at 11:00 in the Armory (the old Center House) at Seattle Center. For more information please click here to go to the Seattle Children's Festival page.
View on YouTube: A video of our 2009 Student Concert is available here.
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