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Kathak performance at Nishagandhi

Shown in the video is the Kathak performance by Abhimanyu Lal and Vidha Lal at NIshagandhi festival, 2008, held in the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

Kathak is one of the six major classical dances of India. It is also one of the most dynamic dances, and is characterized by fast footsteps. The word Kathak is derived from Katha, meaning the art of story telling. It is also synonymous with the community called Kathakas whose profession was to narrate history and the stories from the epics through the means of entertainment.