Kathak is regarded as the most prominent dynamic theatre art. The word Kathak has been derived from the word 'katha', which means 'the storytelling art'. It has theatrical representation of themes from Urdu and Persian poetry along with some taken from the Hindu mythology. With dance, music and mime these storytellers of ancient India would bring to life the great scriptures and epic of ancient times, especially the great Indian epics, like, the Mahabharata, Ramayanaand the Indian Puranas.

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Kathak is one of the classical dances of India which had its origins in the northern parts of India