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California Gharana

California Gharana Featuring Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, & Dormeshia “…an evening of rhythmic magic.” – Los Angeles Dance Chronicle“…a sunny break from our me-first fractured world.” – Los Angeles Times About Speak Indian...

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Gallery

Gallery  Sign up for our email list and receive the latest updates on classes, performances, and more ABOUT The Institute Our Lineage Our Team ContactSUPPORT Foundation & Govt Partners Corporate Partners Individual Patrons Community PartnersCENTERS Los Angeles San...

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Continuum

Continuum Featuring Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, & Dormeshia “…an evening of rhythmic magic.” – Los Angeles Dance Chronicle“…a sunny break from our me-first fractured world.” – Los Angeles Times About Speak Indian Kathak...

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California Gharana Blog

California Gharana Exclusive Interview Series: The Making of the California Gharana“…an evening of rhythmic magic.” – Los Angeles Dance Chronicle“…a sunny break from our me-first fractured world.” – Los Angeles TimesAbout Speak Indian Kathak dance and American tap...

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Son of the Wind

Son of the Wind A dance ballad based on India’s ancient epic, the RamayanaArtistic Direction: Seibi Lee, Rachna Nivas, and Rina Mehta“With its technical brilliance, emotional power, and reverent yet creative reinterpretation of sacred epic, ‘Son of the Wind,’…was...

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CDDC Archive

CDDC ARCHIVE Copy Here “…an evening of rhythmic magic.” – Los Angeles Dance Chronicle“…a sunny break from our me-first fractured world.” – Los Angeles TimesAbout Speak Indian Kathak dance and American tap dance, continents and ages apart,...

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Preetha Nair

Meet Our Donors Meet Preetha Nair, Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus facilisis non libero eget laoreet. Aliquam a quam tortor. Preetha Nair Music has always been part of our life, and when our children were young my husband and I...

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Ushakant Thakkar

Meet Our Donors Meet Dr. Thakkar, Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus facilisis non libero eget laoreet. Aliquam a quam tortor. Dr. Ushakant Thakkar I have known Rina [Mehta] for a long time, probably since she was 10. We lived in the...

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Speak

Speak Featuring Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, & Dormeshia“…an evening of rhythmic magic.” – Los Angeles Dance Chronicle“…a sunny break from our me-first fractured world.” – Los Angeles Times About Speak Indian Kathak dance...

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