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
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This event was first published on January 15, 2020 and last updated on March 10, 2020.