Kathak: Introduction to Lucknow and Jaipur Gharana

Kathak: Introduction to Lucknow and Jaipur Gharana

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Published on: 22 November 2018

Siddhi Goel

Siddhi Goel is a Kathak dancer based in Delhi. She holds an M.A. Arts and Aesthetics, from School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, where she focussed on Dance History and Performance Studies. She has also completed her Diploma (Hons) in Kathak from Kathak Kendra. A disciple of Pandit Jai Kishan Maharaj, she has been learning Kathak for over 15 years and performing actively since the past 5 years. Apart from dancing, her work interest lies in arts management and curation.

Video - Kathak Kendra, Delhi, 2017

Kathak is commonly regarded as one of the seven state recognised classical dance forms of India. It is known for its technical virtuosity, fluidity of movements, footwork, sharp spins and highly versatile range of abhinaya. This video delineates some of the key aspects of the Lucknow and Jaipur gharanas of Kathak.