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About Upasana

Upasana Performing Arts Center was founded in 2003 under Sonia Chaudhuri. We are dedicated towards spreading knowledge about Kathak and our South Asian heritage to the next generation. 

Kathak is a classical dance style which originated in northern India. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha which means "story" and Kathakar which means "the one who tells a story". Wandering Kathakars communicated stories from the great epics and ancient mythology through dance, songs and music in a manner similar to early Greek theatre. Kathak dancers tell various stories though their hand movements and footwork, but most importantly though their facial expressions. 

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