Kathak is an Indian classical dance from North India. Essentially an art of storytelling, it derives its name from the word “Katha” meaning story, narrated by “Kathakaars” or storytellers. It is rooted in “Natya Shastra”, going back almost 2000 years in history. It originated in the temples of North India, evolving during Bhakti movement and then flourishing in Mughal courts, further developing and refining its technique. Stylistically, Kathak emphasizes on rhythmic footwork, delicate hand movements, subtle face expressions and fast pirouettes ending in a graceful stance.