Friday, October 8, 2010

Kathak: Indian Story Dance

Kathak is one of the 8 Classical Indian Dances, and originated from traveling bards who performed in village squares and plazas, singing and dancing to illustrate the holy scriptures for the townspeople. The word kathak is actually Hindu for "storyteller."

Kathak almost always features very precise, sharp movement and turns choreographed to music performed on traditional Indian instruments like sitars, tabla drums and reeded wind instruments and flutes.

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