Stories of Thumris

24 November 2019

Nahid Siddiqui is one of Europe’s leading kathak dancers. Tracing back its origins to the expressive storytelling of the bards, the ancient techniques matured into a dance form in its own right, famed for its masters of mime, transforming into peacocks, demons, and many-faced gods at a moment’s notice.

Siddiqui utilises the style’s fluid spins, intricate hand gestures, and periods of calm, punctuating them with bursts of densely mathematical footwork.