KATHAK the gem! #Kathak is one of the eight #IndianClassicalDance forms. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as 'Kathakars' or storytellers. It today contains traces of temple and ritual dances. From the 16th century on wards it absorbed certain features of Persian dance and Central Asian dance which were imported by the royal courts of the Mughal era.