Kathak is a dance form that originated in northern India between 15th and 16th century when Kathakas communities wandered around the countryside telling stories of great epics and myths to people. It is one of the most graceful yet flamboyant classical dance forms characterized by intricate footwork, rapid whirling and tantalising expression. Its main accompaniment, the tabala, waves in a brilliant variation of rhythm.
Darshana has taken this art form with great success throughout India, New Zealand and Asutralia. She currently runs her dance school “Swamini Indian Dance Academy” at Coopers Plain.