Parampara, choreographed by distinguished Cornell Visiting Professor Kumudini Lakhia, will feature renowned Kathak performers from Kadamb Centre for Dance in Ahmedabad, India, members of Philadelphia-based dance company Courtyard Dancers (founded by dance faculty member Pallabi Chakravorty), and Swarthmore students. Kathak means “one who tells stories,” and this classical dance form gets its name from Indian communities that sang, danced, and narrated stories.
The performance will be followed by a panel of scholars and artists who will discuss the trajectory of Kathak in the 21st Century.
Saturday 4/13 LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
- 3-4PM, followed by a panel discussion in the LPAC Cinema at 4:30PM