1. EDITORIAL 2. The Making of an American Kathak Dancer- Introduction 3. Childhood – Dance & Music 4. Swarthmore College- 1962 to 1966- Russian Language 5. Kathak Kendra- 1967 to 1969- Kathak, Tabla, Hindustani vocal 6. Chicago – 1969 to 1971 7. New York City – Dance Capital of the World 8. The 1980s - Return to India with Baby Lela 9. The 1980s and 1990s - Back Home in New York City 10. Arts - in - Education 11. Performing in the 21st Century - A selection 12. Recent Recognition 13. Afterword 14. HARIKATHA: Ādibhaṭla Nārāyaṇa Dās' Era in Indian Classical Music and Dance traditions- Introduction 15. Harikatha: An Ancient Tradition 16. The Art Form in Maharashtra 17. The Tradition of Harikatha in the Southern States 18. Harikatha, The Era of Ādibhaṭla Nārāyaṇa Dās 19. Harikatha: A Divine Art 20. References of Harikatha as Yakshagāna 21. ‘Harikathā Pitāmaha’ Ādibhaṭla Nārāyaṇa Dās 22. Harikathaka lakṣaṇamu 23. Harikatha Vaggēyakāra-s 24. Disciples of Nārāyaṇa Dās 25. Harikatha-s of Nārāyaṇa Dās 26. Purpose of Harikatha 27. Bibliography
The Making of an American Kathak Dancer- Introduction
> **About the Author:** **JANAKI PATRIK received her dance training from two Twentieth Century legends of the international dance world - Merce Cummingham and Birju Maharaj. Her initial training with Pandit Birju Maharaj (1967 to 1969 at Kathak Kendra, New Delhi) was followed by eight years of twice-daily classes in technique, choreography and repertoire at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio in New York City (1971 to 1978). She continued to go to India for training in Kathak, regularly, through the 1980s and 1990s. Janaki founded her dance company, the Kathak Ensemble & Friends in 1978. Living a dual life in India and the United States, Janaki has created a large body of choreography reflecting her eclectic training in Kathak and modern American dance. Her unique voice as an international choreographer and writer has also been created through study of foreign languages and literature (Russian, Hindi,
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