Danced-story telling and Kathak dancing set to live music

About Kathakaar

Indian classical Kathak dance has emerged out of a community of storytellers known as Kathakaars, who would travel village to village telling the myths and legends of India. This show recreates the art form with live music and dance, where audiences of all ages can engage the traditional styles of North Indian performing arts in a fun and accessible way. The full show begins with a history of Indian storytelling focused on the lovable and playful Krishna. Following a musical interlude, the dancer concludes with an interactive presentation of technical Kathak dance where audiences learn to count in Hindi, clap rhythm patterns, and see intricate movements and spins. Projected videos will accentuate the show with colorful images of historical and present day India.

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Discography

Tabla Ecstasy [ 2012 ]
Power of Tabla [ 2010 ]

Reviews

exuberant dancer [who] is as a much a musician as a dancer. Ms. Won’s musicality transformed her dancing into something primal. The tension between wildness and control was a hallmark of Ms. Won.

Gia Kourlas, New York Times

She is an embodiment of pure rhythm, irresistible as she is versatile.

Robert Johnson, NJ Arts

With great presentation, she showed (compositions like) thaat and uthan and different parts of Kathak dance. With the rhythm of tabla, the tapping of her feet created magic.

Rajasthan Patrika

split-second precision, crisp spins, and clean footwork.

Jinal Shah, India.com

Reviews

exuberant dancer [who] is as a much a musician as a dancer. Ms. Won’s musicality transformed her dancing into something primal. The tension between wildness and control was a hallmark of Ms. Won.

Gia Kourlas, New York Times

She is an embodiment of pure rhythm, irresistible as she is versatile.

Robert Johnson, NJ Arts

With great presentation, she showed (compositions like) thaat and uthan and different parts of Kathak dance. With the rhythm of tabla, the tapping of her feet created magic.

Rajasthan Patrika

split-second precision, crisp spins, and clean footwork.

Jinal Shah, India.com