Social Science and Public Policy

Kathak Yoga: Virtuosity, Spirituality and a Dance in Diaspora

March 12, 2020 at 12:30pm2:00pm

Eggers Hall, 341

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

South Asia Center presents

Sarah Morelli, Associate Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology, University of Denver

Kathak Yoga: Virtuosity, Spirituality and a Dance in Diaspora

This presentation introduces “kathak yoga,” an innovative practice developed by North Indian classical dance master Pandit Chitresh Das. Drawing inspiration from sadhus performing extraordinary acts of self-discipline and the Hindu concept of non-dualism, kathak yoga unites the musical, rhythmic, and kinesthetic elements of kathak dance in a unique way, reflecting Das’s diasporic positionality as a US-based Indian artist and his intense engagement with students from various sociocultural backgrounds.

Co-Sponsors: Department of Art and Music Histories and the Department of Religion

For any questions or concerns, please contact Emera Bridger Wilson at elbridge@syr.edu.

This event was published on January 15, 2020.


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