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“ReSound” Free Indian Dance & Pop-Up Street Performances (Sept. 17-18)

Leela Dance Collective presents ReSound, a celebration of kathak dance, featuring street performances and workshops 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 San Francisco.

In San Francisco, free street performances will take place at such iconic locations as Union Square, Japantown Peace Plaza, UC Berkeley, and Lake Merritt in Oakland 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 the Bay Area’s most popular studios, including LEVYstudio in San Francisco.

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.

Free Performances

  • Friday, Sept 17, 12-noon & 1:30 p.m.: Union Square, 333 Post Street, SF
  • Friday, Sept 17, 5:00 p.m.: UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley – Springer Gateway at Crescent Lawn
  • Saturday, Sept 18, 11:30 a.m.: Snow Park, Lake Merritt, Oakland
  • Saturday, Sept 18, 2:30 p.m.: Japantown Peace Plaza, 1610 Geary Blvd., SF

Workshops – $10

Bare Feet Beats: Friday, Sept 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m., UC Berkeley
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 are welcome.

Rhythm & Rhyme: Saturday, Sept 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Lake Merritt, Oakland
Explore storytelling through rhythm, movement, music and poetry. Join us for an engaging and interactive workshop by the lake and dive into the dynamic world of kathak. Open to kids and adults. No prior training is needed.

Movement, Music & Meditation: Saturday, Sept 18, 4-5 p.m., LEVY Studio, 460 Gough St., SF
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.

Fables & Feet: Sunday, Sept 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m., DC Dance Center, 1555 Washington Ave, San Leandro
Join us as we explore the fantastic fables of India in this introductory workshop to kathak for children ages 5 and up to experience the movement and music of kathak and explore creative expression as they dive into the rich world of Indian fables.

Before Bollywood: Sunday, Sept 19, 4-5 p.m., DC Dance Center, 1555 Washington Ave, San Leandro
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.

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