Mehfil is a performance presentation format of Kathak in which the dancer dances their repertoire with hand gestures and facial expressions. At Serendipity Arts Festival, Rani Khanum will recreate the old-world charm and authentic flavour of a bygone Lucknow, through ghazals, thumri, bandish, sher o shayari, and more.

The audience will have the opportunity to experience a dance performance that captures the atmosphere of a mehfil, akin to an intimate gathering, conveying subtle shades of romantic love through Kathak's abhinaya and the Lucknow-style Andaz.

Rani Khanam's performance also aims to shed light on the artists who have played a pivotal role in preserving our traditional dance and music traditions.

Curated by: Mayuri Upadhya 

Date: 22 December 2023

Time: 5 PM - 6 PM

Venue: The Theatre, Old GMC Complex


  • Dancer: Rani Khanam 
  • Tabla: Amaan Ali
  • Vocal: Shuheb Hasan
  • Sarangi: Nasir Khan 
  • Sitar: Sandeep Neogi

Light Design: Gyandev Singh

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