How an Experiment Became an Experience: The Rise of The Leela Dance Collective


What started as an experiment to carry on a legacy, has turned into a successful dance company, The Leela Dance Collective.  They have provided incredible experiences to audiences all over the world. Their latest work, Son of The Wind,  will be presented soon at one of my favorite venues, The Ford Theaters in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 8:00pm. I had the pleasure of having an in-person conversation recently with the lovely Rina Mehta, co-artistic director, at Soho Dance LA Studio, where Rina teaches. I was so excited to observe her class and learn more about kathak dance, a classical dance form that originates from Northern India. It is engaging, percussive and a joy to watch.

Susan Gordon, my awesome publicist contact, Rina Mehta and me at Soho DanceLA

Such a delightful and insightful time I had talking with Rina Mehta 🙂

Links from this session:

The Leela Dance Collective

Ford Theaters

Soho Dance LA Studio

Son of the Wind Trailer –
Rina Mehta in Son of the Wind –
Rina Mehta in a Traditional Kathak Solo

Photos above courtesy of Rina Mehta and The Leela Dance Collective

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Annett Bone is the creator and host of The DancePreneuring Studio where she guides her listeners on a journey of transformation inspired by dance, life, and business. The podcast is a reflection of her personal adventure overcoming her fears and returning to her passion for dance after a 20+ year hiatus, the lessons that she has learned along the way, and proving that it’s never too late to be great.