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Kathak: The Dance of Storytellers explores the philosophical and practical aspects of Kathak dance—its origin, development, and techniques.
Investigating this compelling dance style from cultural and historical perspectives, the book delves into the essential principles of Kathak, its schools and major artists, the format of Kathak performance, repertoire, Kathak music, predominant trends in training, and the system of practice through the lens of theory and application.
A rare resource, the text is a comprehensive read for dancers, teachers, and Kathak lovers.

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Kathak performance and lecture demonstrations.

Teacher/Choreographer

Sumbhaav School of Kathak Dance: Sumbhaav Dance Project; Trinity College, Hartford; CT Commission on the Arts; Arts for Learning.

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Kathak: The Dance of Storytellers

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Siddhartha: Interpreting Herman Hesse

Full-length choreography, based on Herman Hesse’s poetic-novella “Siddhartha”.  In collaboration with Anu R. Sharma and Damon Honeycutt.

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Rachna Ramya

Kathak Dancer, Choreographer, Educator and Published Author

Performer, choreographer, educator, and published author Rachna Ramya received a Master’s degree in dance from the prestigious Pracheen Kala Kendra in India. She also trained in Choreography at the Natya Institute of Choreography in New Delhi, India. In addition to her degrees in dance, Rachna also holds an MBA from the University of Hartford and a Master’s degree in Hindi Literature from Delhi University. Rachna has won many awards in dance, including a gold medal from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, in recognition of her Kathak skill. Currently, she is on teaching faculty at Trinity College in Hartford and is also the Artistic Director of the Sumbhaav School of Kathak Dance. Rachna is listed in Arts for Learning Artist roster and performs and conducts residencies in various schools in CT. Rachna is with the CT Commission on the Arts since 1993. Rachna also authored a book, titled Kathak: The Dance of storytellers.

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Classical Indian Dance
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Choreography
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Dance Education
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Writing
65%

Full Name

Rachna Ramya

Art Sub-category / Genre

Dance,Kathak

Location

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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