The Department of Dance, SN School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad hosted Guru Shama Bhate, a renowned Kathak dancer-choreographer, for a practical-intensive workshop between 9th and 11th October.

Guru Shama Bhate is a Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee and the founder-director of Nadroop, Pune. During the three days, Students of the department were introduced to the basics of Kathak technique and taal. They were also appraised of Kathak’s history, creative ways to explore poetic verses, and the possibilities of exchange between various dance forms and more. The students also participated in impromptu collabs that brought together the forms of Kathak, Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam.

On the third day, the students had an enriching interaction with Guru Shama Bhate on her experience and experiments in Kathak