We are delighted to introduce a new writer to our growing roster of
interesting commentators. Janaki Patrik has been a friend from my New
York City days and has always been a faithful interpreter of the Kathak
tradition of Pandit Birju Maharaj's lineage. Her quiet elegance and
commitment have been qualities that I have always admired. Her many
decades of learning, teaching, performing and watching classical and
contemporary dance in a global city like New York has shaped her
philosophy of dance and life.