Video encyclopedia



Tabla Trap Padhant Dance Cover: Kathak | Indian Classical Dance


Kathak Fusion dance by Svetlana Tulasi & Kumar Sharma | Tera Chehra by Adnan Sami


Sufi Kathak: Indian Classical Dance | Latest Sufi Music 2018


Kathak Classical Indian Dance Raag (Rain) By Abhiniti Group


best Kathak dance ever!

Kathak also known in Hindi as कथक is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers. 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". Wandering Kathakars communicated stories from the great epics and ancient mythology through dance, songs and music in a manner similar to early Greek theatre. Kathak dancers tell various stories through their hand movements and footwork, but most importantly through their facial expressions. Kathak evolved during the Bhakti movement, particularly by incorporating the childhood and stories of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as independently in the courts of north Indian kingdoms.