Oct 14 2007

Kathak – The art of Storytelling

The name Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word katha meaning story, and ‘katthaka’ in Sanskrit means s/he who tells a story, or to do with stories.

Kathak is one of the classical dance forms of India (originally from North India). It is a narrative dance form characterized by fast footwork (tatkar), spins (chakkar) and innovative use of expression (bhav) in the performance (abhinaya).

Kathak  - The art of storytelling
The picture shows a Kathak performance in progress – Performed by Gitanjali Lal and troupe at the Purana Qila, New Delhi, India on 15th Oct 2007 during the ‘Ananya’ dance festival.