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 performance, 3–4 p.m., Lang Performing Arts Center, Pearson-Hall Theatre. Saturday panel discussion, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema
Watch live dance rehearsals in the Boyer and Troy Dance Studios.
Friday, 4–6 p.m., Lang Performing Arts Center