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.

Guru Malti Shyam demonstrates Thumri. Video shot at Kathak Kendra, Delhi, 2017

Thumri is a beautiful genre from Hindustani music and is extremely popular in Kathak. Thumri was majorly performed by courtesans who sang and danced it themselves.