Kathak is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. Its particularity is its grace and its evolution through the ages. Kathak, in Sanskrit, means storytelling. Kathak has been influenced mainly by Hindu and Muslim traditions. Dancers should have a great flexibility, smooth and sharp movements. All body parts are required. Techniques of footwork, hands movements and pirouettes are the main features of Kathak as much as facial expression. In other words, Kathak has two components: a pure dance technique (Nritta) and a narrative dance (Nritya).
Kathak makes the link bewteen history, therefore the past, the present and let’s the dancer the freedom to explore movements, rhythm and to create new choreography. Kathak is not only a dance, it’s a vision, a way of life. This dance helps you to balance your mind and your body.