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April 19–21, 2019

The first of its kind, the New York Kathak Festival is dedicated to bringing the Kathak community together to learn, share, and connect through a 3-day event with concerts, workshops, and discussions.


Kathak dance is storytelling, improvisation,
and rhythm brought to life.

The New York Kathak Festival is a newly formed organization that presents and promotes dancers, scholars, and practitioners of Kathak, a classical dance tracing its origins to India. We produce a festival bringing together established and emerging artists from across the United States and overseas. The New York Kathak Festival is produced by the American Kathak community, inspiring creative exchange between local Kathak artists and diverse New York audiences.  

Music: Saanjh (Raag Kaushik Dhwani) by
Indro Roy-Chowdhury

Footage courtesy of: NYKF 2019 dancers