Aamad, from the Persian word meaning ‘entry’; the first introduction of spoken rhythmic pattern or bol into a KATHAK performance; the dramatic entrance of the dancer on stage. The Aamad corresponds somewhat to the ‘alaap’ in Indian Music, in that it establishes the atmosphere.

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Founded by Ishita Sharma a well known actor, trained Kathak dancer and performer, the institution aims at promoting the knowledge, understanding & practice of Indian and International art forms, (including other fitness modules that help achieving mastery in these complex performing arts) as a reflective, innovative & individual approach to teaching, learning and making art. Its key initiative is to promote the pure and authentic forms of performing arts and help build holistic development of the individuals.

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From time to time we also convert our studio into an intimate performance venue to promote art forms and independent artists through events such as Storytellers, theatre performances, dance recitals and gigs. If you are looking to explore the arts, discover more about yourself, or perhaps just learn something new- join us at Aamad. We are always eager to see new faces.