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Fall Forward Festival 2023

We’re pleased to be included in weekend three of the Cowles Center’s 2023 Fall Forward Festival, where we’ll be premiering a new work in keeping with our mission to propel the Kathak tradition into genre-bending spaces. The lineup also includes Alternative Motion Project and Shapiro & Smith Dance.

November 4 – 5, 2023. Tickets are on sale now – pay as you are!

Showtimes: Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 PM CT; Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 PM CT.

Photo by Galen Higgins

Tour Schedule

September 28, 2023: Kathak E-motion in Rochester, MN
Phillips Hall, Mayo Clinic; 7 pm

June 1, 2024: Kathak E-motion in Red Wing, MN
Sheldon Theatre, 7:30 pm

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Sadhana (a Sanskrit word translated as “methodical discipline to attain desired knowledge”) Is Our Annual Student Showcase

Join us for Sadhana, our annual school showcase, as we celebrate a year’s worth of hard work by our dedicated students!

Children, Youth and Adult Beginner Classes

MAY 21, 202310:00 AM – 12:00 PMHOPKINS HIGH SCHOOL
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Youth and Adult Advanced Beginners, Intermediate, and Intern Classes

May 21, 20232:00 PM – 5:00 PMHOPKINS HIGH SCHOOL
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Katha Dance Theatre seeks to engage the local community with cross-cultural workshops and performances.

Historical Repertory

All KDT repertory works are choreographed or co-choreographed by Rita Mustaphi, who founded the Company in 1987. One of Rita’s aims in founding KDT was to embrace the duality of traditional and contemporary. Accordingly, her choreographic works preserve the Kathak tradition, ensuring its enduring legacy, while also building on that legacy by incorporating cross-cultural influences and diverse collaborations.