Katha Dance Theatre

A nonprofit organization

147 donors

How can I help preserve the legacy of a 2,000 year-old dance tradition in Minnesota?

It's easy!

A donation to Katha Dance Theatre (KDT) allows you to be an active part of Kathak's preservation while helping to foster our diverse cultural community. We are now in our 34th season of making this elegant, graceful art form accessible and relevant to all, and YOU become part of our legacy when you support us!

Photo: Anjana Nair

 

Why donate to KDT? Why now?

In spite of the pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to provide our dancers with as close to a sense of normalcy as we can through offering virtual Kathak classes and other content. Through the support of donors like you, we also began offering hybrid educational options this Fall to great success. In doing so, we have strengthened our community connections and stayed accessible in a time of great isolation.

Just in time for Give to the Max Day 2021, we are also thrilled to be returning to in-person performing with the premiere of Shaamya - Of Equality at the Park Square Theatre November 19 - 21. This exciting new project is a collaboration with J.D. Steele, who composed the music to accompany KDT Artistic Director Rita Mustaphi's choreography. In addition to J.D.'s ensemble of talented musicians and KDT's own Company dancers, we are also working with dancers of diverse genres (like ballet, tap, hip-hop and flamenco) and acclaimed poet and playwright Ifrah Mansour to make this production truly one-of-a-kind. We're proud of how strongly this production embodies our mission to make Kathak inclusive and accessible while preserving its cultural authenticity.


Your financial support allows us to continue making innovative, genre-bending art like Equality that unifies and inspires across lines of culture, race, and gender. It also allows us to continue providing invaluable services (like our education and outreach programs) to our passionate dance community. More specifically, your donation will:

  • Support our ongoing goal to provide affordable and/or free performance options, increasing our accessibility
  • Help strengthen our capacity to present Equality on tour nationwide, bringing this timely show's message of inclusivity to more communities
  • Give us access to technology we require to grow our hybrid and virtual teaching capabilities
  • Help us provide scholarships to students in need of financial assistance, allowing us to broaden our impact
  • Advance our community outreach programming, assuring that all who wish to participate in our work have the opportunity to do so
  • And more!

Photo by Anjana NairHelp contribute to our vital role in Minnesota's cultural landscape!

Your donation ensures that we can continue to preserve and advance this beautiful dance tradition thousands of miles away from its birthplace, enriching lives through dance and ensuring Kathak's continued cultural impact for years to come.

Thank you for your support! Please know that it is profoundly appreciated by our dance community and those we serve.

Dance. Discover. Transform. kathadance.org

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Katha Dance Theatre

Tax id (EIN)

36-3557119

Categories

Arts & Culture Education Children & Family

BIPOC community

BIPOC led, BIPOC serving

Address

5444 Orchard Avenue North
Crystal, MN 55429

Phone

763 533 0756

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