"Kathak opens a gateway to knowledge. Access to this knowledge comes only through years of systematic study and practice in front of the teacher and alone with oneself.'" - Guruji
Words from Pandit Chitresh DasMy main thrust is to kindle the energy within each student that will propel them beyond their normal levels of endurance. Over time this process develops stamina and strength – the necessary ingredients to sustain between one to two hours of continuous dancing.
I guide this process through the playing of tabla (drums), while reciting the bols (language of the drums and dance) and simultaneously singing lehara (a repetitive melodic phrase). This continuous dancing, drumming, reciting, and singing generates a combined energy force which radiates an exhilarating feeling and a high state of mind.