A celebration of kathak dance featuring pop-up street performances and workshops, conceived and choreographed by Rukhmani Mehta.
“ ReSound came out of the pandemic. We wanted to revitalize our communities and our neighborhoods… to bring the joy of the dance to audiences… and to uplift our own spirits.”
– Rukhmani Mehta (previously Rina Mehta), interview with San Francisco Classical Voice
ReSound: Kathak in the Streets is a celebration of kathak dance featuring pop-up street performances and workshops to educate and inspire audiences of all ages. Conceived and choreographed by Rukhmani Mehta (previously Rina Mehta), this outdoor series was created in response to the global pandemic as a way to nourish local communities with live art and share the joy of kathak with audiences across California. The ReSound premiere offered 12 free performances and 9 workshops over the course of 10 days at a variety of iconic locations including Union Square and Japantown Peace Plaza in San Francisco, and Grand Park and Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade in Los Angeles. This festival-style work is highly customizable and can compliment one of LDC’s larger productions. ReSound is ideal for community and neighborhood engagement strategies, as well as world music and dance festivals.
Run Time: 30 minutes
Cast: 4 dancers
Concept & Choreography: Rukhmani Mehta
Recorded Music: Pandit Chitresh Das
What Audiences Are Saying
“Resound was both exhilarating and inspiring to watch. In the midst of a crowded shopping street, everything stopped for a moment while the artists exploded in sound and color… This community experience of watching kathak with strangers was badly needed after living through the isolation of the pandemic…”
– Deepa Patel, ReSound audience member
Rina Mehta Takes Kathak to the Streets San Francisco Classical Voice
Dancing in the streets Kathak style with the Leela Dance Collective Spectrum News
Dance company celebrates Kathak The Acorn
Indian-American Dance Company Offers ‘ReSound: Kathak in the Streets’ on Saturday Pasadena Now
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