Indian dance forms kathak. We ship from india to many countries worldwide. When the patronage shifted from the temples to the royal court there was a change in the overall emphasis. Locations in morganville nj plainsboro nj edison nj north brunswick nj and new york city telephone.
Is one of the major forms of classical indian dance. Read about different dance forms of india with states that these belong towe bet that you would be amazed by the cultural diversity of incredible india. There are eight main classical forms.
The term kathak is derived from the vedic sanskrit word katha which means story and kathaka which means the one who tells a story or to do with stories. It is a story play genre of art but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make up costumes and facemasks that the traditionally male actor dancers wear. In dance india has one of the largest repertoires in the world.
There are four minor classical forms chakiarkoothu konishattam kudiyattam and ottamthullal all originating in. Teachers and performers of indian music and dance new york name. This short section on dances of india is an attempt to highlight indian dances indian dance forms and indian traditional dances.
The origin of kathak is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern india known as kathakars or storytellers. Bharata natyam tamilnadu kuchipudi andhra pradesh odissiodisha kathakbihar manipuriassam and manipur mohini attam kathakali kerala and yakshaganam karnataka. It is derived from the dance dramas of ancient india.
The word kathak means to tell a story. Kathak is the hindi name for one of the eight major forms of indian classical dance. Aatma performing arts e mail.