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  • n. One of the 8 classical dance forms of India.


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  • Born in London in 1974, Khan studied the Indian classical dance form known as kathak from an early age.

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  • As a sensory experience, it's mesmerising, but Khan is also, wordlessly, instructing us in the principles of kathak and it's the consummate tact and subtlety with which he does this that makes him such a great performer.


  • Without compromising elegance of form, they shone light on kathak itself and on the issues of culture and identity raised by its performance in a non-traditional environment.


  • Born in London 36 years ago to a Bangladeshi family, he trained from an early age in kathak, one of the oldest forms of Indian classical dance, in which the dancer wears percussive ankle bells.


  • If I have to list out the many faces she wears it would be a Japanese linguist by profession, a kathak dancer by training and an actress by interest too.

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  • Khan is a compact, emphatic dancer, drawing on both his kathak and western training, as well as a deft storyteller and confident actor who can switch characters with ease - from a cook feeding his fellow villagers, to a parent negotiating with a small child, to a stressed westerner ranting at a call centre somewhere in

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  • The score is a rhythmic profusion of syllables from Indian kathak; the dance seems determined to register each and every one.

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  • Tarana is a selection of music to accompany the kathak dance of north India.

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  • Children made diyas (oil lamps lit on the holiday) and rangoli (folk art) and watched kathak dance performances.

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  • She's into kathak, but loves to move like Shakira and JLo. - bollywood updates


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