Kathak comes to the land of Bharatanatyam

August 6th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu, rich in cultural heritage, just became richer with the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Kathak Kendra deciding to open a teaching centre in the heart of Bharatanatyam land here. The Kathak school of dance which will be operational from September will be hosted by the city based cultural organisation, Narada Gana Sabha. The faculty will be provided by Kathak Kendra, Delhi.

The announcement was made at the inauguration of the Natyarangam annual festival Monday by Akademi secretary Jayant Kastuar.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s department of culture and performing arts, is planning “to start training centres for various Indian dance forms” across the country, which will have the capability to become full institutions, the official said.

A national museum of performing arts in Delhi is also in the offing, he said.

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