Founded in 1992 by Artist Director Rina Singha, Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization aims to share with the audiences the lyrical beauty and subtleties that distinguishes Kathak from other dance forms, and to help provide a deeper understanding of the rhythmic and narrative elements of Kathak. In addition to the regular season, in 1998 and 2002, RSKDO presented the Legacies in Dance Festivals, in partnership with the Music Gallery, to feature Kathak and other non-western classical dance forms. Starting in 2008, RSKDO has focused its energy solely on Kathak and has started the Kathak Mahotsav Canada, presenting the wide range and variety of Kathak styles in Canada through the festival.
In 1998 and 2002, Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization, in partnership with the Music Gallery, presented the Legacies in Dance Festivals to highlight similarities and differences between Kathak and selected nonwestern classical dance forms. Since 2008, RSKDO has focused its energy solely on Kathak by starting Kathak Mahotsav Canada. Artistic Director Rina Singha’s extraordinary career as a solo Kathak performer and choreographer spans upwards of five decades.
Recognized as one of Canada’s eminent dance artists, she has earned international acclaim and recognition for the elegant beauty and purity of her technique and the skill and wisdom of her interpretative powers.
Because of her own experiences as a struggling immigrant artist, Singha has made it her life mission to find ways to cross cultural barriers and to share the intricacies her art with audiences.