Sufi Kathak: Indian Classical Dance

Sufi Kathak brings the mysticism of Sufi poetry and music to the narrative beauty and grace of classical Kathak, lending a new divine dimension by fusing the dancing styles of the whirling dervishes of Turkey with Kathak.

This piece soaks up the spiritual blend to express the emotion of love…… love, the most beautiful gift you can give someone. Evocative poetry leads to subtle music, which then moves to fast paced Bols, intricate Kathak footwork, Tukdas and the celebrated twirls or Chakkars, to finally end on a soft note.

Choreographed by Sonali Loomba, this item is performed by Cyenthia Vijayakumar, Sonali Loomba, Eshani Sathe, Shivani Badgi and Kirthana Bhat. The music was especially composed for this piece by IndianRaga fellow Kartik Raman.

The costumes too have been specially designed to match the Sufi costumes worn in turkey. Acknowledgement to IndianRaga Fellow Sunil Sunkara for artistic consultation.

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