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October 30, 2012 > Kathak workshop series

Kathak workshop series

Submitted By India Community Center

India Community Center (ICC) presents an incredible opportunity to take a special six-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, Nivas has performed in award-winning productions in cities all over the U.S. and India, including National Center for Performing Arts in Mumbai, and National Center for Kathak Dance (Kathak Kendra) in New Delhi. She brings over 12 years of teaching experience, including lecture demonstrations and residencies at universities and schools across the U.S. Today, Nivas 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.

The six-week workshop begins Thursday, November 1; children's workshops (ages seven and above) will run from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at a cost of $120, while teen and adult classes will be held from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for $170.
For more information or to register, call ICC at (408) 934-1130 or visit online,

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