Katha Dance Theatre

A nonprofit organization

$4,196 raised

100% complete

$2,000 Goal

Help preserve the legacy of a 2,000 year-old dance tradition in Minnesota!

A donation to Katha Dance Theatre (KDT) allows you to be an active part of Kathak (the ancient North Indian dance form)'s preservation while helping to foster our diverse cultural community. We are now in our 37th season of making this elegant, graceful art form accessible and relevant to all, and YOU become part of our legacy when you support us!

Why donate to KDT? Why now?

We at Katha Dance Theatre (KDT) rely on your generosity to sustain our programming. Our mission is to inspire, captivate, and educate audiences about the beautiful Kathak dance tradition while expanding its artistic boundaries, making it more inclusive and accessible to all.

Our recent appearance at The Cowles Center's 2023 Fall Forward Festival exemplified this mission twofold: reaching new audiences with our work and expanding Kathak's artistic boundaries to include a social justice lens.

This is important work we could not do without your continued support, especially as we look toward an exciting world premiere performance (Ganga: The Myth and Reality) that will combine audio-visual and in-person elements to create a one-of-a-kind production. But why should you give today?

With the future of our studio in doubt, we need your support to ensure we can continue providing our crucial educational programming. Our dance school is just as important as our onstage work, as it fosters a community of Kathak's future artistic leaders. 

If we meet our fundraising goal of $2,000, that amount will be matched by an anonymous donor. 


Here's what your donation can do:

• $1,000 will help us with the costs incurred by renovating, moving to and leasing a new studio space that best serves our entire dance community

• $750 will help strengthen our capacity to present touring performances locally and nationally, bringing the beauty of pure Kathak to communities nationwide

• $500 will support our ongoing goal to provide affordable and/or free performance options for our audiences, increasing our accessibility

• $250 will help strengthen our school, whether that's through offering scholarships to students in need, supporting our teachers and staff's ability to do their work, or upgrading our technological capabilities

• $100 will help advance our community outreach programming, assuring that all who wish to participate in our work have the opportunity to do so

Help 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.

Your donation will be publicly recognized on our website and is also tax deductible, as Katha Dance Theatre is organized as a non-profit organization under 501(c)(3). Our federal tax ID is 36-3557119. We also ask that you check with your employer before you give to see if they offer a gift-matching program.

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

All photos by Anjana Nair

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Katha Dance Theatre

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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family

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5444 Orchard Avenue North
Crystal, MN 55429


763 533 0756

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