Source: The Hindu; Author: Leela Venkataraman; Photo Courtesy: A.M. Faruqui

So much of Kathak today has become just wizardry of rhythm with the aesthetics of the style drowned in virtuosity. Which is why it was so refreshing to watch Sushmita Ghosh, a senior disciple of Guru Munna Shukla, perform at the Alliance Francaise auditorium in “Aavaahan” — the poise, grace and finished elegance of her recital epitomising Kathak artistry in all its subtlety, without any of the loud razzmatazz.

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Anjana Jha. Photo A.M. Faruqui