ateliers
d'ethnomusicologie

Kathak

Priscilla Gauri

Asia | Dance

These courses are in the style of the Banaras Gharana, transmietted by  Pandit Ravi Shankar Mishra. They are accompanied by live tablas .

Kathak classes begin with learning and practicing foot rhythms (tatkar), as well as the vocabulary of synchronised body movements, over a 16 beat cycle (teental).  Then students learn diverse choreographies (torasamadparan), rhythmic sequences (laritihai), as well as invocations to the gods Shiva, Ganesh, Saraswati (Vandana). 

Rhythmic formulas are repeated and become more and more complicated as they are executed at a speed that gradually increases.  Classes are accompanied by the recorded music of Ravi Shankar, Mata Prasad and Prem Kishor Mishra.

Bio

Priscilla started her artistically studies in Monaco at the Music conservatory as well as in the dance school Dance Plus. Later on she also went to Laban Dance Center in London for workshop. At that time she is practicing several dance styles as : Classical, jazz, contemporary, and funky. In year 2006 Priscilla discovered Kathak and is immediately captivated by this rhythmic and charming art of performing art. She specialized herself in this dance style and develops her own creations bringing together the complexity of this classical art with the liberty of modern dance.

Her Kathak Guruji is Pandit Ravi Shankar Mishra from Benares. During her stays in India she also had the opportunities to work and to learn with different artists from different Gharanas.

Priscilla participates to several international dance workshops all over the world and is touring in different dance projects in Europe as well as in India. Since september 2012, Priscilla joined the compagny Sapana (dream) founded by her Gurubahin Fanny Marquet (Meera) with whom she is training and performing since several years and Anjali Shah.

PLACE :
Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie - 10, rue de Montbrillant - 1201 Geneva ou 
Adem Maraichers - 44, rue des Maraichers - 1205 Geneva

TIMETABLE :
1 Saturday upon 2 :  Intermediates 13h-15h - Children 15h - Beginners 16h

FEES :
30 CHF by class (25 CHF ADEM's members) - Monthly payement 
Private lessons: on request

CONTACT :
T : 00 41 78 714 08 53
Email : nrithyanjalidance@gmail.com

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