Kathak is one of the six major classical dances of India and one of the most dynamic theater arts in the world. The word Kathak is derived from katha, meaning “the art of storytelling”, one that needs no script or language, just music, dance and expression. It is also one of the most ancient forms of dance with its presence recorded in the times of great Indian epics, Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Kathak is known for its spellbinding footwork, brisk twirls and highly developed facial expressions. With a combination of all these dexterous attributes, Kathak never fails to impress and that’s probably one reason it has been passed by one generation to another for several centuries and still continues to be one of the most important Indian dance forms.