Katha Dance Theatre


NOV 19–21, 2021

Proscenium Stage
Choreography by Rita Mustaphi | Featuring Katha Dance Theatre, J.D. Steele and Ifrah Mansour

Multicultural Dance Presentation – World Premiere

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Inspired by the poetry of writer/activist Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), Of Equality uses a mixture of Kathak dance, music, and spoken word poetry to juxtapose past and present fights for racial and cultural equity. Featuring choreography by Rita Mustaphi, original music by J.D. Steele and poetry by artist/playwright Ifrah Mansour.

Who should you bring? People of all ages who will appreciate beautiful choreography, powerful storytelling, poetry, dance and music all woven into an intellectual and sensory banquet.

Three people dancing: one a flamenco dancer in a long red dress, one a hip-hop artist in black with yellow shoes, and one a katak dancer in a yellow gown.

At top left, Rita Mustaphi; Center, Of Equality performers Amanda Dlouhy, Kortland Jeray Jackson, and Madhulika Srikanth; At bottom right, J.D. Steele. Photo credits L to R: Erik Saulitis, Kalyan Mustaphi, John Wagner.


  • All tickets – $30


  • Seniors (62 and up) – $5 off
  • Students (with ID) and Educators – $16 tickets
  • Military – $10 off with promo code MIL

Dates & Showtimes

  • Friday, Nov 19, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, Nov 20, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, Nov 21, 2:00 PM | American sign language (ASL); post-show discussion
Headshot of Ifrah Mansour. She wears a yellow and black headwrap and has her hands by her face.

Ifrah Mansour. Photo courtesy of the artist.


National Endowment for the ArtsThis project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit
It is also supported by a grant from St. Paul’s Cultural STAR program.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Shaamya – Of Equality was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit my project page. It is also made possible by funding from the RBC foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Target Foundation, the A.B. Walker Foundation, and by the generosity of KDT’s individual donors.


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