DEEP DIVE INTO THE HANUMAN CHALISA
PHILOSOPHY OF DEATH
SARVA DHARMA PRARTHANA
Guruji Pandit Divyang Vakil’s spiritual works emphasize on and explore the profoundness of the three major aspects of Spirituality; Music- Knowledge- and Yoga. He globally conducts spiritual lectures, discourses and seminars on numerous subjects and rare topics such as the ‘Philosophy of Death and Reincarnation’, ‘Philosophy of Music’, ’Philosophy of the Hanuman Chalisa’, Human Behavior and more. He guides the attendees through difficult subjects with simple language and explanations, and multimedia presentations hence easing the process of understanding while instilling positivity and kindling wisdom in the viewers and listeners.
SARVA DHARMA PRARTHANA
|India||Hindi||Every alternate Sunday||10: 00 AM IST|
|International||English||Every alternate Sunday||11: 30 AM ET/ 8: 30 AM PT|
Tabla workshops led by Guruji Pandit Divyang Vakil aim at providing a variety of theoretical and practical aspects governing the art form to Tabla students of different age groups and experience levels. It also includes educating the participants of the workshop about the subtler aspects of Tabla as a performing art including compositions from various gharanas, layakari, integracy of accompaniment, calculation of complicated tihais and aesthetics of Tabla.
TAALVIDYA FOR KATHAK WORKSHOPS
Taalvidya Workshops for Kathak dancers are 2- hour virtual workshops designed for advanced level Kathak dancers and professional Kathak artists. The workshops are intense in nature and are focussed on enriching the understanding of kathak dancers about various fundamentals aspects of Indian Rhythm, Types of Kathak Compositions such as paran, concepts of layakari, tihais, chhandakari, Upaj and more. Currently the Taalvidya Workshops for Kathak dancers are conducted under the label names Taalvidya for Kathak Workshop and Rhythms of Kathak Workshop.
TAALVIDYA KATHAK SERIES
Taalvidya for Kathak series is a series of classes which span for a couple of weeks for Kathak dancers to develop their understanding of rhythm which is the heart of Kathak. Currently, the classes are conducted under the series label Taalvidya Classes, Taalvidya Masterclass and The Indian Rhythm Series for Kathak. These classes are offered for varied experience levels; Juniors, Intermediate, Advanced and Professional. Music has a three-fold path namely, Geetam (Vocal Music), Vadyam (Instrumental Music) and Nrityam (Dance). A kathak dancer needs to have a thorough understanding of the allied subjects to understand the art.
This Series is a curriculum designed by Guruji Pandit Divyang Vakil to bring kathak dancers closer to the basics of their own art, and enhance their performances with a better appreciation of tabla. Guruji embarks each student on a journey to develop their understanding of Upaj and improvisational compositions in Kathak, different types of Taal and Prakar, Chhandkari (the metric design behind the compositions), different kinds of tihais, and providing insight into some rare compositions of Kathak to expand their knowledge base. This series focuses on rhythmic aspects of kathak and serves as a supplement (not replacement of) to the dance training provided by the applicants’ respected Guru or teachers.
Understanding of different types of ‘Taal’ and ‘Laya’
The concept of ‘Upaj’
Various compositions and types of ‘Tihais’
Types of ‘Chhandkari’ in Kathak
‘Layakari’ and the concept of micro beats and a lot more.