Heritage Trust in association with Alliance Francaise d’Ahmedabad-Baroda annex brought the French rock band KWAK together with KADAMB, a school of Kathak, founded by renowned dancer Kumudini Lakhia.
Fresh twists and turns of Kathak dance movements were synchronized in perfect harmony with western and Indian classical instrumental music. The performance indeed marked the beginning of a new genre of dance and music – Rock Kathak. The novel performance expanded and recreated the idiom of classical dance form language by incorporating into it fresh westernized rhythm, rock beats and French lyrics.
The amalgamation that recreated repertoire of both Indian and western art forms fused a new life into the classical dance form. The event was held on the 20th of November, 2011 at Kirti Mandir, in the gracious presence of Maharaja Ranjitsinh Gaekwad of Baroda and Maharani Shubhanginiraje Gaekwad. The event was organized with the support of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).