Kathak-Rhythm Workshop with Vikram Iyengar
January 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm$50.00
The Invisible Pulse: navigating spaces in time: Rhythm is a way of measuring, laying out and structuring time. Layering rhythms is about navigating the spaces within time structures in simple to complex ways. That brought into dance, enables us to visualize both space and time through movement and stillness.
The North Indian dance form of Kathak roots itself in an understanding of cyclical time patterns. This workshop introduces the overlaying of rhythm both conceptually and technically through simple walking exercises, progressively complex footwork, and speaking of syllables – all elements inherent to Kathak.
About the artist- Vikram Iyengar
Vikram Iyengar is a dancer, choreographer, theater director, and performing arts researcher, manager and curator based in Calcutta. Trained in Kathak by Padmashree Smt. Rani Karnaa, Vikram is co-founder and Artistic Director of Ranan Performance Collective and initiator of The Pickle Factory – a hub for dance and movement practice and discourse. Vikram’s range of production work in India and abroad brings together dancers, actors and spans choreography for stage and film, dance, theater explorations, and performance collaborations. Vikram has continuously explored how Kathak can engage in a dialogue rather than be a monologue, creating fresh challenges within, and in relation to, the form.