Indiafest 2015 Performance

KDT company & interns will perform ‘Kathak Yatra’ on August 15th at IAM’s Indiafest. Come to support the performance!

Summer Intensive

Take your Kathak to the next level by enrolling in the two-week Summer Intensive (August 17-28).  Click the photo to register!

Successful Saraswati Puja

Thank you to all our participants, KDT volunteers, and partners at the Hindu Society of Minnesota.  Photo by Garima Mittal.

Sadhana 2017

On May 21st, KDT will presents it’s annual student recital,  Sadhana.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see our students shine.

Online Ticketing Closed – Please Purchase your tickets at the Box Office on the day of show.

Saraswati Puja & Basant Panchami


Religion, culture, and art merge to honor the goddess of art and learning, while welcoming the first day of spring! 

Indian art is inseparable from its culture and religions. Many first generation Asian Indians, including KDT’s Artistic Director Rita Mustaphi, fondly remember participating as students in the festival of Saraswati Puja and Basant Panchami in India. Everyone dressed in yellow, the color which symbolizes Basanti, the spring season. Guided by teachers and parents, the celebration was ultimately organized and performed by students.

In this tradition, KDT along with the Hindu Society of Minnesota present a cultural celebration of Saraswati Puja and Basant Panchami. Started in 1990 Saraswati Puja and Basant Panchami is an annual event for Katha Dance Theatre. It features a religious ceremony and various folk art works and celebration through dance and music. Through this cultural festival KDT opens its doors to the community to celebrate together.

Sandalwood pasteSunday, January 29, 2017 (8:30am – 12:30 pm)

The Hindu Temple of Minnesota (10530 Troy Lane. Osseo. MN 55311)


8:30 – 9:30 am:   Preparation for the ritual (fun for children and families to work together)

9:30 – 10:30 am:   Worship ritual (Saraswati Puja)

10:30 – 11:15 am: Community performance

11:15 am – 12 pm:   Katha Dance Theatre showcase performance

12 – 12:30 pm:   Aarti & pushpanjali – offering of flowers

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Prasad & lunch