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Kathak Workshop with Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Kathak Workshop with Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Kathak is one of the eight classical forms of South Asian dance - comprised of powerful movement and technique using percussive footwork and rhythms rooted in the classical music system, and is juxtaposed with subtlety and grace. Also inherent in kathak is storytelling through mime and expression, drawing on the richness of the culture and ancient stories.

Participants will experience an introduction to the various aspects of Kathak including the movement, the music, etiquette and history that surrounds the dance form even in the modern day. 

About the Artist: 
Farah Yasmeen Shaikh is an international kathak artist, trained for over two decades by the late Pandit Chitresh Das. A renowned performer, choreographer, instructor and Founder/Director of Noorani Dance, Farah is known for her evocative storytelling, technical precision, delicacy and grace. Her unique artistic voice focuses on topics of historical, social and political relevance, whilst maintaining the classical elements of kathak. Farah performs her own traditional and innovative works, most notably, The Forgotten Empress, focused on the life of Mughal Empress Noor Jahan and her newest work, The Partition Project - based on the 1947 India-Pakistan Partition in collaboration with EnActe Arts. Farah has received recognition for her work from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, San Francisco Foundation, SVCreates and Dancers’ Group. Farah trains the next generation of kathak artists in the U.S., and performs and teaches extensively in Pakistan.

Date: 24-11-18
Timing: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Pakistan Chowk Community Centre

No experience necessary. 

Girls 11 years old & above

Please do register first. There is limited space!

Graciously Sponsored by FM91 AND TV1!

This event is FREE FOR ALL! 

Looking forward to meet you!

Earlier Event: November 18
Clay Sculpting Art Class with Zabad Anwer