From the word ‘Katha’ story this form of dance is more popular in the north of India. Recounting mythical, religious story these bards travelled across villages entertaining and education the masses. This dance form absorbed Persian influences and was later adopted by the Moghul Emperors and became the dance of the courts. Now, usually accompanied by Tabla and Sitar it has travel both time and cultures and there have been many fusions of Kathak with Flamenco and Samba. Relying on intricate foot work and breathtaking spins the dance form is both spectacular and mesmerising to watch.

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