History of Kathak
This style from northern India has gained immense popularity today. It is known for its sparkling footwork, fast whirling movements and subtle abhinaya or mimetic dance. It almost never fails to capture the audience and this ability is probably because of its long history in the courts of emperor's and kings.
The word Kathak is derived from the name given to its practitioners
'Kathakars'. Katha meaning story and it's practitioners being those
who told these stories. They told stories from the Ramayana,
Mahabharata and other puranas. These practitioners were taught by
temple priests who were well versed in dance and music.
Link to a Kathak Fusion by Sanjukta Sinha:- www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVHM2gQxOa0