Dance : Kathak by Lecture and Performance by Prashant Shah

Kathak:

kathak is a classical dance form of Northern India, rooted in the ancient storytelling tradition referenced in the Mahabharata. The current distinctive dance form of kathak developed in the Mughal courts of the sixteenth century. For more information about kathak, read http://www.kathakensemble.com/kathak.html

Prashant Shah is a highly acclaimed choreographer and performer based in New York. He is a senior disciple of Padma Bhushan Smt. Kumudini Lakhia, and a recipient of many awards including Sangeet Natak Akademi Yuva Puraskar, Indian National award established in the name of Ustaad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar. 

In collaboration with Courtyard Dancers, a Philadelphia based dance esemble, performing since 2000, under the artistic direction of Dr. Pallabi Chakravorty.