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Karan Kishan Kingrani

In his 30 years of industry experience, Karan Kishan Kingrani has been a lead performer in prestigious festivals of Indian Classical Dance Fraternity including the Khajurao Festival, performed on stage for the Indian Army, Air Force, Maharashtra Police, represented India at the International Silk Road Film Festival in China, and performed with Pandit Birju Maharaj, the maestro of Kathak, in International Film Festival of India and the reality show, Jhalak Dikhlaja. He received his training in Kathak from Kavikulguru Kalidas University in Ramtek (MA in Kathak), Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Miraj (BA in Kathak), and a Diploma in Natya Shastra. His talent has also been recognized through the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Kaala Samman Award and at the International Silk Road Film Festival.

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Foundation Course In Kathak

Workshop emphasizes to acquire the skills as a performer to execute taal paksha and bhaav paksha.

Kathak is one of the major Indian classical dances whose theory and practice can be traced to the ancient Sanskrit text, Natya Shastra. It is derived from the word ‘Katha’, meaning story. In the olden days, wandering storytellers or ‘Kathakars’ told stories from great epics through dance, music, and songs. Kathak performers use vivid facial expressions, hand movements, and footwork to tell stories. The dance form evolved in North India during the Bhakti movement as a tool to tell stories about Lord Krishna and during the Mughal era as court performances.