Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Katha Dance Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Cook
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
St. Louis
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$26,000
Direct expenses
$58,000
Administration costs
$2,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Katha Dance Theatre will serve a combined total of at least 1,500 youth and adults with Kathak storytelling and folk dances, music, and folk arts associated with the ancient Indian form over the project period. Katha Dance Theatre's artistic director, executive director, program manager, and board of directors will use information provided through our consolidated evaluation form, post-show and class discussions, critical reviews, ticket sales, and audience/student surveys to measure effectiveness. 2: Katha Dance Theatre will serve a combined total of at least 1,500 youth and adults with Kathak storytelling and folk dances, music, and folk arts associated with the ancient Indian form over the project period. Katha Dance Theatre's artistic director, executive director, program manager, and board of directors will use information provided through our consolidated evaluation form, post-show and class discussions, critical reviews, ticket sales, and audience/student surveys to measure effectiveness.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Katha Dance Theatre produced two new traditional Kathak works. Kathak dance was experienced by more than 1800 Minnesotans. And KDT groomed professional Kathak dancers and teachers. 2: KDT created a consolidated evaluation form that was distributed to the individuals involved before each activity and project began to track activities, capacity, dates and time frames, participants, demographics, community partner and the intent/purpose.

Source of Additional Funds

Other

Recipient Board Members
Kalyan Mustaphi, Rita Mustaphi, Elizabeth Fifer, Sangeeta Jain, Raghavendra Kulkarni, Marcia Boehnlein, Vidyotham Reddi, Anu Jain, Jeffery Davies
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details

Katha Dance Theatre will produce an original Kathak production titled "Rubaiyat," at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis, in the fall of 2014.  Leading up to the production the theatre will provide traditional Asian Indian Kathak dance lessons for the community.

Project Manager
First Name
Rita
Last Name
Mustaphi
Organization Name
Katha Dance Theatre
Street Address
5444 Orchard Ave N
City
Crystal
State
MN
Zip Code
55429-3246
Phone
(763) 533-0756
Email
info@kathadance.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Drue Fergison: Musicologist with a strong interdisciplinary and ethnomusicological background; Alan Kagan: Professor emeritus, ethnomusicology, School of Music, Univeristy of Minnesota; Mark Lambert: Faculty member, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with ceramics emphasis; Margaret Larson: Voice teacher, choral director, professional singer; professor of voice, McNally Smith College of Music; Niels Strandskov: Arts administrator, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Poet and fiber artist

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No