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Katha Dance Theatre relies on your generosity to sustain our programming.

Our mission is to inspire, captivate, and educate audiences about this beautiful dance tradition and its deeper cultural meaning. This is important work we could not do without your continued support!

Why support Katha Dance Theatre?

We at Katha Dance Theatre (KDT) rely on your generosity to sustain our programming. Our mission is to inspire, captivate, and educate audiences about the beautiful Kathak dance tradition while expanding its artistic boundaries, making it more inclusive and accessible to all. This is important work we could not do without your continued support, especially as we look toward an exciting world premiere performance next Spring (Kathak E-motion) that will bring in artistic collaborators from around the world.

What your donation supports

You could also consider starting a recurring monthly gift to show your long-term support of our work.

Messages from Our Community

“The dances were very beautiful and I enjoyed the rhythms, hand and body expressions and music. What we see in the movies is very different from these historical northern Indian dances … Thanks for all your work in keeping your culture alive and sharing it with other cultures.”

Audience Member

Grand Rapids, MN

“I have always admired Katha’s imaginative & revelatory collaborations..the one with Native American Indians & Indian Indians at O’Shaughnessy years ago comes to mind.. Rita Mustaphi is a genius: great dancer, teacher, thinker”

Audience Member

St. Paul, MN

“The choreography and the individual performances were uniformly splendid. However, what captivated me even more was the remarkable coherence of the movements of all the dancers. You all truly formed an organic whole…This was visual story-telling at its finest.”

Audience Member

Minneapolis, MN

“I really enjoyed seeing a style of dance that I had not previously experienced and appreciated the technique, story, and costumes. It was beautiful.”

Audience Member

Minneapolis, MN

Your donation is tax deductible, as Katha Dance Theatre is organized as a non-profit organization under 501(c)(3). Our federal tax ID is 36-3557119. We also ask that you check with your employer before you give to see if they offer a gift-matching program. Further, a recurring monthly donation is a great way to show your long-term support for KDT.

Donate now online:

Via PayPal
Via GiveMN

Or, mail a check to:

Katha Dance Theatre Office

5444 Orchard Ave North

Crystal, MN 55429

Other Ways to Support

Attend Our Shows

The purchase of a ticket to one of our shows helps us monetarily, but more importantly, your presence in the audience embodies our artistic goal of making Kathak widely inclusive, relevant and accessible.

Book Us

Are you a presenter looking to flesh out your season schedule? A corporate employee looking for a workplace retreat activity? Get in touch to book a tour stop or outreach program with KDT.

Take a Class With Us

Watching a performance is one thing, but trying Kathak for yourself takes the artform to another level! Reach out to learn about our class offerings.

Our Funders

Katha Dance Theatre exists due to the generous support of the following funders:

Individual 2023 Donors:

$500 and above

William Blackwood

Jana & Erik Hagen

Rita & Kaylan Mustaphi

Shilpa Manjure

Rupa & Rahul Nair

Pooja & Ryan Newcom

Raj Rajan

Binita Sinha

Deacon Warner

Xcel Energy Foundation

$250 – $499

Ram Gada

John Palka

Asha Sharma

$100 – $249

Anonymous Donor

Babu & Haritha Chimata

Alya Jawaid

Ranna Punekar

Rowzat Shipchandler

Mary & Ben Stephens

Anne von Bibra Wharton

$1 – $99

Anonymous donors

Anita Amolik

Indrani & Saumyadip Bagchi

Boston Scientific

Sanhita Chatterjee

Shilpi Chatterjee & Prashant Roy

Rohini Chatwani

Non Edwards

Jui Gadade

Sangeeta Gupta

Joya Jameel

Fatima & Asad Khan

Donald LaCourse

Kym Longhi & Jim Peitzman

Meenakshi Mattson

Sarbani & Arijit Mondal

Mrinalini Mudkanna

Ellen Murphy

Anjana & Suresh Nair

Vaidehi Narkar

Nilakshi Pradhan

Shruti Raghu

Priya Richardson

Shatanik Saha

Nishkriya Sajja

Srishti Sarpamale

Mukta Sathe

Sreedevi Vengalil

Thank you for empowering Katha Dance Theatre to develop modern Kathak dance culture!