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About Kathak

Kathak Dance is one of the most ancient form of Indian Classical Performing Art. It is said to have originated in the temples of North India before finding its way into the royal courts of Awadh and Jaipur. Known as the dance of storytellers, Kathak comes from the word ‘Kathakaar’-the village minstrel who used subtle gestures and movements to enhance the dramatic element of the narrative. This dance as it exists today is characterized by its intricate rhythm patterns, beautiful expressional songs and rounds coupled with fast and varied footwork.