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What Is Kathak Dance

Kathak is one of the nine major forms of Indian classical dance; the origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards in the of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers [cite]. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha which means "story", and Kathakar which means "the one who tells a story", or "to do with stories"; Kathak dancers tell various stories through their hand movements and extensive footwork, their body movements and flexibility but most importantly through their facial expressions 

Anjani believes in building community

In addition to hosting our own Anjani Dance Academy recital each year, we are very active in the Greater Syracuse community. We perform pro bono for museums, libraries, temples, and Syracuse University many times a year. We have also danced at the Salt City Dance Festival in Syracuse, the Dance Day performance at Destiny USA, WCNY TV Channel, ICRCC Spring Festival, and NY STATE FAIR. We enjoy being extremely present in our vibrant cultural community and seizing all of the opportunities for our dancers to perform for their friends, family, and the greater community.


What Is Bollywood Dance

Bollywood dance is easy on the eye. Dramatic facial expressions and cinematic pizzazz means any viewer, dance aficionado or not, can follow the story.

But beneath the fizz is a series of historic symbols and traditions, which originate in India's numerous traditional dance forms.

Classical dance forms such as Kathak and Bharatnatyam , and folk dances such as Bhangra, each have their own unique styles, but they often share signs and meanings that are combined to create modern Bollywood dances.