Leela Dance Collective presents a 10-day celebration of kathak dance, featuring street 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 Japantown Peace Plaza 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 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. ReSound is conceived and choreographed by Rina Mehta, senior disciple of kathak legend Pandit Chitresh Das, and cofounder and artistic director of the critically acclaimed Leela Dance Collective. ReSound showcases Das’s original compositions and choreography, while featuring a new generation of emerging kathak dancers trained in his iconic style – Sonali Toppur, Ahana Mukherjee, Carrie McCune, and Ria DasGupta. See the schedule below for more details.
**COVID-19 UPDATE** We will be taking all the necessary precautions to follow CDC Guidelines during ReSound. Please note, based on local mandates we may require masks, social distancing, and/or temperature checks depending on the current guidelines in place in September. We will also be offering a virtual component for all indoor workshops! More info below.
About Leela Dance Collective
The Leela Dance Collective, founded by senior disciples of legendary kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das, is the only one of its kind Indian-American dance company that brings together leading and emerging kathak artists. The collective has created and performed critically acclaimed works that are at once grounded in tradition and boldly innovative, including SPEAK, a sensational kathak and tap collaboration, and Son of the Wind, a theatrical dance drama based on 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. In addition, Leela Dance Collective’s arts education programs reach more than 5,000 K-12 and university students, introducing them to India’s rich artistic traditions. Through it’s performances and educational programming, Leela Dance Collective brings the joy of kathak dance to audiences and communities worldwide.
Los Angeles Schedule
All performances are free and open to the public, and all workshops are $10. Register to attend a performance and get a discount code for Leela Academy’s fall session. Register for a workshop to save your spot – availability is limited!
NOTE: All indoor workshops are now also available virtually! If indoor programming is deemed unsafe due to COVID-19, all workshops will be offered online only. Please select either in person or online during registration checkout.
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