Leela Dance Collective’s repertoire represents the breadth and depth of kathak, classical dance from North India, and amplifies the voices of a new generation of female artists. Through traditional works, cross genre collaborations, and cutting edge choreography, Leela Dance Collective is making kathak dance relevant for modern-day audiences.


A sensational kathak and tap collaboration created and choreographed by Rukhmani Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia

Encounters With Beauty

Indian classical dance meets Western contemporary chamber music in Leela Dance Collective’s new collaborative work featuring Salastina and music by composers including Derrick Skye and Reena Esmail. 

ReSound: Kathak in the Streets

celebration of kathak dance featuring pop-up street performances and workshops, conceived and choreographed by Rukhmani Mehta.

Son of the Wind

A dance ballad based on India’s ancient epic, the Ramayana
Artistic Direction: Seibi Lee, Rachna Nivas, and Rukhmani Mehta


A three-day festival featuring a new generation of artists and tradition bearers who bring a contemporary voice and
new dimension to North Indian classical dance and music

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