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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Jan 20, 2018
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

DANC 046. Dance Technique: Kathak

This class introduces the hot rhythms (/talas/) and the cool emotions (/rasa/s) of the Indian classical dance art: Kathak. The dancing involves high energy, rapid turns, and fast footwork as well as movement of eyes, hands, neck, and fingers. This syncretic dance style from north India draws on Hindu and Muslim cultural traditions (Bhakti and Sufi) and forms the raw material for the global-pop Bollywood dance. Students who are enrolled for academic credit will be required to write papers and/or create performance texts or choreographies.
Open to all students.  No prior dance experience is required.

Graded CR/NC.
0.5 credit or P.E.
Eligible for ISLM
Fall 2017. Dutt.
Fall 2018. Staff.
Fall 2019. Chakravorty.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance  
Department website:

Check the Spring 2018 Schedule of Courses