Kathak dance and creativity

Shivani Kapoor,
Dr. Shashvita Abrol
Art is a spontaneous and immortal reflection of one’s infinite consciousness. Art is such a timeless expanded expression of human psychological powers where psychic consciousness melts and merges into spiritual consciousness; and becomes one commune, which is beyond the five senses. Art is an imaginary vibratory thrill which stimulates the spirit, mind and circulates to every ‘Nano’ particle of body; which creates a divine ‘synchronization’ in humanitarian unit. Art is such a multidimensional, spiritual, psychic and social phenomenon, having no categorized language, caste, color and creed, it’s an independent element which unites the society under the essence of Aesthetical virtues of rhythm, beats, sounds, colours, personified emotions and calculative aligned movements, which creates a magical culture and such a divine language which can communicate to the higher realms of every existing spirit beyond lands, species, societies, communities and every possible limitations.
According to John Dewey, an art is a quality that permeates an experience, it is not, saved by a figure of speech, the experience itself. Aesthetic experience is always more than aesthetic. ”Kathak” is a versatile form of aesthetical activity. ‘Kathak’ an Indian Classical Dance form, literary means ‘A story telling vibratory, musical, psycho, physical gestural constitution. It is a combination of two fold emotional personified representation; aesthetically controlled and co-ordinated by bodily and facial expressive movements in a poetic and musical directed manner. Kathak is a spiritual, religious, social, folk-lore; storytelling phenomenon with the abstract virtues of compassion, Benevolence and empathy in a rhythmical, vibrational, calculative and aesthetical moves in one alignment both as physical and psychic levels with absolute awareness, designed by impulsive language of ‘Bhaav-Bangimaas’, mudras, rasas with infinite dimensions directed by rhythm, beats, poetic verses, taals and raagas.
‘Kathak’ is a Transcendental, Divine blessing of supreme power not only to human civilization but to every living constitution; as Kathak Dance is having its own language of “Love”, “Aesthetics” and Catharsis, beyond the time lines of physical existence in supreme existence itself. ‘Kathak’ an Indian Classical Dance; A colorful and unique formulation of personified emotional communication which touches the subtlest dimensions of human spirits. Kathak enhances and evolutes the human creativity by altering the human psychic behavior in an aesthetic fluency by purifying the ‘chakras’, detoxifying the humans whole organic somatic system at physiological and metabolic levels, releases happy hormones like ‘Serotonin’ and ‘Dopamine’ (As per researched study by psycho- scientist Director of Dance Psychology Laboratory of the University of Hertfordshire Dr. Peter Lovatt) which reduces the stress and generates a ‘psychophysiological’ state of well-being; transforming the psychic powers to ‘Alpha’ state of consciousness which leads the creative quotient of dancer to absolute extent.
During dance, sensory motor nervous system, develops so refined attunement as whole psychophysiological constitution is guided and controlled by beats, rhythms, facial expressions, poetic contexts and aligned body movements to such an aesthetic extent, which creates superior levels of concentration and attention skills effortlessly. An unmeasurable fluency generates at the level of biological and psychological aspects which elevates the cognitive skills, perceptive and intuitive tendencies in resultant, evolutes the human creativity in versatile dimensions. This is the horizon of creativity; where dance and dancer attain one consciousness. It’s a visionary analytical approach by practicing an ‘Indian Classical Dance’ form; one can clean psychological debris by performing the spiritual and religious contexts; which can immediately transforms one’s psychic consciousness to superior creativity which leads to the final liberation…The ‘Moksha’ itself.