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Dance Traditions: Kathak



Kathak is a classical Indian dance. The word kathak means “to tell a story.” Although it is derived from dance dramas of ancient India, the kathak today is less a way to tell religious stories than an entertainment exploring rhythm and movement. This excerpt is from a Mecca Dance Studio performance.

Suggested Uses:

  • Show in conjunction with DanceSense Program 2, “The Dance of Culture.”
  • As part of a study of Indian culture.
  • Show with other dances on the Dances from Many Cultures video/DVD to compare and contrast cultural dances.
  • Compare with other dances that tell stories, such as ballet.

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See the History and Styles section of the Dance Arts Toolkit binder.

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