Kathaka - Kathak Indian Dance performances for schools - Arts for Learning Massachusetts



Type: Performance, Workshop, Remote
Art Form: Dance, Exploring Cultures
Grade Level: K - 12 (and college)

Kathakas are storytellers and rhythm makers. We dance from our eyebrows to our toes. Kathak is an ancient Indian classical dance form, in which one dancer portrays all characters in a story through rhythmic movement and expression. Kathakas create varied and complex rhythmic patterns with their feet.

Kathakas Anjali Nath believes in the art as a vehicle for service to society and a path to self-awareness available to everyone. As an artist and teacher, she strives to highlight the relevance, universality, and overall benefits of the multi-faceted art of Kathak for audiences of all backgrounds, ages, genders and cultures.

NOTE: Programs availble online for remote learning. 

Anjali Nath is a senior disciple of Chhandika artistic director Gretchen Hayden and Pandit Das, and one of the most dynamic artists of a new generation of Kathak soloists. Known for her swift chakkars (spins), crisp footwork and delicate abhinaya (gesture), Anjali’s solo performances are rooted deeply in the Kathak tradition and dazzling to watch.

Anjali holds a Masters in Public Health from Boston University and a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University. She has passionately pursued her career in Kathak and public health simultaneously for over 14 years working with communities and engaging youth in leadership and activities to improve self esteem and overall health and well-being. 

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