Source: indiawest.com; Photo Courtesy: Yogi Patel

An evening of Kathak classical dance organized by Arti Manek’s Shankara Dance Academy, “A Kathak Mosaic,” took place Nov. 23 at the Curtis Theatre here. With internationally renowned Abhay Shankar Mishra, a disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaji, the present day legend of Kathak art, as the invited Kathak guest artist, the event was a showcase of almost 40 young, colorfully costumed participants.

“Abhayji, as he is known, explained the rhythms, the stories of Kathak art-form and its spiritual backdrop, and it all came into an exquisite mosaic,” Dr. Nisha Manek commented in her review of the show.

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