Classical / Traditional
Indian Classical Dance Kathak
The Kathak is an ancient dance of northern India gestures subtly blending Indian and Persian. Kathak dance originally performed by “kathakas” (storytellers), accomplished actors in the art of interpretation and mythological epics. Represented in temples and later in the Mughal court, has adapted, over the years, to different socio-cultural contexts to reach actual.El form Kathak literally means “story through dance.” This dance consists of three essential elements: complex body movements and footwork, the expression of emotions and feelings through stylized hand gestures, facial mime, and the ability to represent drama and histrionics, spiritual storytelling or love.
Kathak dance is famous for its dazzling footwork, his multiple pirouettes, the facial expressions, mime gestures with which the dancer describes, through body language codified literary content rich stories