Manushi are a Nottingham-based dance company with an international reputation.
2016 marks twenty years since the company began practicing Kathak – a graceful classical dance from India and they will be celebrating their anniversary with a performance at Nottingham Mela Festival this September.
Experience Nottinghamshire and the New Art Exchange caught up with Manushi Co-founder and Artistic Director, Vina Ladwa ahead of the celebrations.Photographer: Bartosz Kali
How would you describe Kathak dance?
Kathak is a North Indian classical dance from 2,000 years ago. It was started in Hindu temples as the priest read kathas (stories) men and women listening became excited, they would respond with movement and expression. The dance evolved to be more