ABOUT KATHAK, INFORMATION, SPECIALS

GAT AND GATBHAV

गत और गतभाव के बारे मे चर्चा  

Hey everyone! Its been weeks since i wrote my last post. I recently worked on the whole theme of my blog and now its having a static front page! But anyways, let’s get started with today’s topic…

The reason I wrote the given words in Hindi are so that you can understand how to pronounce them.

Today I will be discussing abou”gat” and “gatbhav”, two really beautiful things in kathak.

Gat is a short performance in kathak. one has too perform on a  beat-

Ta thai thai tat

Aa thai thai tat

A set of steps in common are found in the beginning of gat performances however the next steps are changed depending on the topic. Topics of gat can be “diya” “bansuri” “matka” “ghoonghat” etc. Suppose you are performing gat on the topic “diya”, after performing a few common steps you need to perform hand gestures that depict the diya and the leg movements remain the same.

Gatbhav is basically a kind of expression in Kathak. It is the expression of a story through hand gestures and Dance. It is a long performance and follows the beats of-

Ta   thai   Thai   tat

Aa  Thai   Thai  tat

Gatbhav has long stories(unlike gat) and one has to represent the theme through different hand and leg movements along with the beat. Most of the stories on which gatbhav is performed is something related to the Hindu god”Krishna” 

Some most common examples of pure Kathak gatbhav are “Kanha’s Makhan Chori” , “Holi” etc.

So that’s it for today’s post guys. I hope it was interesting. Now you all have a basic idea about gat and gatbhav. Stay tuned for more posts. Make sure to follow our blog and join the crazy dance family😝😋

Happy dancing❤❤❤

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