Kathak is one of the most elegant and graceful dance forms in the world. It is based on the concept of storytelling. The performer requires immense flexibility, sharp yet fluid movements, brisk yet slow-paced performance, precise moves and a mastery over breathing techniques.
Kathak carries the quaint charm of folk arts and is a happy synthesis of Hindu and Muslim traditions. This centuries-old dance form originated as a temple ritual and evolved into a rich and colourful courtly entertainment.
Intricate footwork and rapid pirouettes are the dominant and endearing features of Kathak.