In 2017, Katha Dance Theatre completed a two week tour of India, where they were featured at the acclaimed Khajuraho Classical Dance Festival in Madhya Pradesh, India.
KDT performed onstage at the event on February 23rd. Their performance of Karna – The Abandoned Hero featured the first Kathak dance and Gospel music fusion piece ever performed in India. KDT company dancers were accompanied by local renowned musicians, including JD Steele (who composed the original music Gospel-inflected for the show), Billy Steele, and Gretchen Baglyos.
In addition to their appearance at Khajuraho, KDT’s tour of India featured performances at the following venues:
February 25th – Vasantotsava celebration at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi
February 27th – Indian Habitat Center, Joseph Stein Auditorium, New Delhi
Glimpse some photos and a clip from the performance: