In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Originating in India, Kathak is a classical dance that carries history in its very form—enriched by migration, the art is a unique confluence of Hindu and Muslim cultures. It is characterized by improvised rhythmic patterns and dramatic storytelling danced to Hindustani classical music. The majority of dancers are women, who use this art to give voice to their experiences. Now, it is danced GLOBALLY and is learned GLOBALLY.
Your Artistic Background/Mission
The New York Kathak Festival is a newly formed organization that presents and promotes dancers, scholars, and practitioners of Kathak, a classical dance tracing its origins to India. We produce a festival bringing together established and emerging artists from across the United States and overseas. The New York Kathak Festival is produced by the American Kathak community, inspiring creative exchange between local Kathak artists and diverse New York audiences.
If you are not in New York City, what are your ties to New York's Asian American artistic community?
My work is created/shown/produced in NYC regularly
I am Mrs. Margaret Miller, an aging widow suffering from long time illness (Esophageal Cancer). I have some important information (charity proposal) for you, May God continue to bless you, Please reply (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.