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'ReSound' Leela Dance Celebrates Kathak in the Streets of L.A.

Experience North Indian classical dance as it reverberates through the streets of Los Angeles!

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'ReSound' Leela Dance Celebrates Kathak in the Streets of L.A.
'ReSound' Leela Dance Celebrates Kathak in the Streets of L.A.

Date & Location

Sep 22, 2021, 12:00 PM PDT – Sep 24, 2021, 8:00 PM PDT

Free - $10 , Various locations throughout Los Angeles

Event Detail

Leela Dance Collective presents ReSound, a 5-day celebration of kathak dance, featuring free street performances and workshops ($10) to educate and inspire audiences of all ages. The public is invited to experience North Indian classical dance as it reverberates through the streets of Los Angeles.  In Los Angeles, free street performances will take place at such iconic  locations as Santa Monica’s 3rd St Promenade, DTLA’s Grand Park,  Pasadena’s Memorial Park, Culver City’s Town Plaza, Woodland Hills’ The Village at Topanga, and the Oak Canyon Community Park showcasing kathak  dance at its best, including percussive footwork, swift pirouettes, dynamic repertoire, and exhilarating music. 

The workshops are a great  opportunity for individuals to experience kathak first hand, the way that kathak dance can ground the body, focus the mind, and uplift the spirit. Workshops are held at some of LA's most popular studios  including Evolution Studios, Electric Lodge, and The Vault. The concept and arrangement of the ReSound repertoire is curated by Rina Mehta, senior disciple of kathak legend Pandit Chitresh Das and cofounder 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.  

All performances are free and open to the public, and all workshops are $10. Register to attend a free street performance and get a discount code for Leela Academy’s fall session and register for a workshop to save your spot – availability is limited.   

Performances - Free  

Friday, Sept 24, 12:30 p.m.:  Grand Park, DTLA  

Friday, Sept 24, 6:30 p.m.:  The Village at Topanga, Woodland Hills  

Saturday, Sept 25, 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.:  3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica  

Saturday, Sept 25, 5:30 p.m.:  Memorial Park, Pasadena (featuring performance by Los Angeles’ inaugural Leela Youth Dance  Company)  

Saturday, Sept 26, 11:30 a.m.: Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree  Dr, Oak Park (part of the Kathak Karnival featuring additional family activities, 10  a.m.-1 p.m.)  

Saturday, Sept 26, 5:30 p.m.: Town Plaza, 9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City  

Workshops - $10  

Before Bollywood: Wed, Sept 22, 7:00-8:00 p.m., The Vault Dance Studio,  57 Palmetto Dr, Pasadena Before Bollywood there was kathak, known for  its grandeur, beauty, and elegance. Join us for a workshop that introduces you to the movement, music and expression of this dynamic art  form. Students of all levels and backgrounds are welcome.  

Bare Feet Beats: Thurs, Sept 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Evolution Dance  Studios, 10816 Burbank Blvd, NoHo Dive into the dynamic world of kathak. Move, groove, jam and slam as you learn how to make rhythm and music with your bare feet. Students of all  levels and backgrounds welcome.  

From Sensuality to Spirituality: Sat, Sept 25, 10:00-11:00 a.m.,  Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave, Venice Radha is one of India's most beloved goddesses. Her love, devotion and yearning for Krishna is a metaphor for our relationship to the divine.  As we explore Radha's love for Krishna through the art of kathak, classical dance of North India we explore the eternal human search for the divine. Students of all levels and backgrounds welcome.   

The Indian Avatars: Sun, Sept 26, 12:00-1:00pm, Oak Canyon Community  Park, 5600 Hollytree Dr, Oak Park In this workshop, kids are introduced to kathak, classical dance of  North India. Kids learn coordination, movement rhythm, music and  dramatic expression as they delve into the rich world of Indian  mythology. For kids, ages 5 and up. Part of the Kathak Karnival  featuring additional family activities.  

The Indian Avatars: Sun, Sept 26, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Diaz Studio of Dance,  3816 Culver Ctr, Culver City In this workshop, kids are introduced to kathak, classical dance of  North India. Kids learn coordination, movement rhythm, music and  dramatic expression as they delve into the rich world of Indian mythology. For kids, ages 5 and up.  

Movement, Music & Meditation: Sun, Sept 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Diaz  Studio of Dance, 3816 Culver Ctr, Culver City Discover the beauty and dynamism of kathak. Workshop participants are  introduced to the technique, movement, music and poetry of the art form woven together into an experience that is meditation in motion.  

Family Festival - $10  

Kathak Karnival: Sun, Sept 26, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Oak Canyon  Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Dr, Oak Park Enjoy dance, music, food, and fun - $10 admission includes an exclusive performance of ReSound by Leela Dance Collective, with an opening  performance by Los Angeles' inaugural Leela Youth Dance Company, as well  as kathak workshops for children, youth, and adults. Register now and get unlimited access to family activities including henna art, face  painting, photo booths, gift giveaways, and more. Free parking.

Ages: All Ages

Contact: 323-201-7330; bookings@leela.dance

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