The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha which means "story", and Kathaka which means "he/she who tells a story", or "to do with stories".
"Shambhavi’s International School of Kathak” or SISK, is the brainchild of Shambhavi Dandekar. Shambhavi started running a branch of Maneesha Nrityalaya - her family organization when she was merely 18 years old to lighten her mother’s burden. She had the credentials and it was a golden opportunity for a budding performer, to grow as a teacher.
- Relive the Gurukul tradition.. in a contemporary way! Kathak retreats in US on the West Coast as well as on the East Coast in July 2019.