Saturday, November 04, 2006
Kathak Dance and Presentation of the Bells
About a year ago my daughters started studying Kathak dance. It is a classical form of storytelling dance that originated in North India. You can read more about it here and here.
This is a picture of their teacher presenting the dancer with her bells. They are worn on the ankles and depending upon the age of the dancer can consist of between 45-100 bells on each ankle.
It takes at least a year of studying the rhythms and movements before the bells are added to the performance.
It is a challenge to learn how to put them on.
This final picture show Anastasia and Veronica (the two center dancers) dancing with their bells for the first time.