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About ReSound

Leela Dance Collective presents a 10-day celebration of kathak dance, featuring pop-up performances and workshops to educate and inspire audiences of all ages. Experience North Indian classical dance as it reverberates through the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles! Join us for performances at iconic locations including Union Square and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and Grand Park and Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade in Los Angeles. Don’t miss the chance to try it out for yourself – take a workshop and experience the way that kathak dance can ground the body, focus the mind, and uplift the spirit. Workshops are hosted at a wide variety of venues and locations across both cities. See the schedule below for more details.

About Leela Dance Collective

The Leela Dance Collective was founded in 2016 by Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas and Seibi Lee, senior disciples of legendary kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das, along with leading kathak performers Sarah Morelli and Shefali Jain. It is the only one of its kind Indian-American dance company that brings together leading kathak soloists and emerging artists through the practice of collective creativity. The collective has created and performed critically acclaimed works that are at once grounded in tradition and boldly innovative, including SPEAK, a sensational collaboration that brings together leading female artists in kathak and tap, and Son of the Wind, a theatrical dance drama based on India’s ancient epic, the Ramayana. With home season performances in San Francisco and Los Angeles along with national and international touring, the collective performs for more than 10,000 people annually. Past highlights include appearances at The Broad Stage, the Green Music Center, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The collective’s productions and performances have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Esper Petersen Foundation, and New Music USA. Grounded in community, Leela Dance Collective’s arts education programs reach more than 5,000 students annually, and include residencies, lecture demonstrations, partnerships with presenting organizations, and workshops for students of all ages and abilities.

San Francisco Schedule

All performances are free and open to the public, and all workshops are $10. Click below for registration and more info.

september, 2021

Los Angeles Schedule

All performances are free and open to the public, and all workshops are $10. Click below for registration and more info.

september, 2021

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