Kathak E-motion

Presented by Katha Dance Theatre
$30 - $70
We plan to offer at least one ASL interpreted performance.

Historic Hamm Building 20 W. Seventh Place St. Paul
United States

100 minutes
Run Dates -


Start Date

Katha Dance Theatre is proud to present a classic Kathak dance work in the vein of those performed for kings and emperors in 18th century India. Kathak E-motion embodies the grandiosity and opulence of Hindu and Islamic royal courts while also exemplifying the art form’s integral expression of emotions, known as Abhinya. Using Kathak’s complex rhythms, intricate footwork, graceful movements, pirouettes, and gestural storytelling, Kathak E-motion epitomizes the form in breathtaking style.

Featuring live music and a guest dance performance by world-renowned artists Kousic Sen, Chandrachur Bhattacharjee, Pankaj Mishra, Pooja Goswami Pavan, Anirban Bhattacharyya, and Souvik Chakraborty. Choreography by Rita Mustaphi.

WHAT: Kathak E-motion
WHEN: April 28 - 30, 2023
WHERE: Park Square Theatre, Historic Hamm Building, 20 West Seventh Place, Downtown St. Paul, MN 55102
SHOWTIMES: 7 pm Friday 4/28, 7 pm Saturday 4/29, and 1:30 pm Sunday 4/30
TICKETS: General admission - $30. Seniors (62 and up) use code SEN for $5 off. Active Military member use code MIL for $10 off. Students use code STU for $14 off.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $70 (perks include front-row seats for the performance; an invitation to attend an informal rehearsal on April 22 at KDT's studio, to be followed by refreshments and a meet-and-greet with the artists; an invitation to attend a post-show Q&A, private reception and meet-and-greet; and a small thank-you gift from KDT).

Tickets available here.

Photo by Suchit Nanda.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and thanks to a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is also supported in part by St. Paul Cultural STAR, the McKnight Foundation, the RBC Foundation, the Archie and Bertha Walker Foundation, and the generosity of KDT’s private donors.