Wednesday 13 September 2023

Kathak in varied manifestations - Taalam: column by Leela Venkataraman

It was a couple of weeks of Kathak and more of it in the capital! But contrary to the 'appetite getting sickened and dying' (to use Shakespeare's phrase from Twelfth Night) unexpectedly handsome turnouts for each event proved how new ideas have the power to stir jaded audience curiosity. The credit goes to young people, who, in a field so wedded to 'Khandaani' heritage, have boldly tethered Kathak grammar and body language to hitherto unexplored themes.

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