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Weaving a fabric of arts

 

About Leela Foundation

Our Vision

To explore the truth and beauty in all art forms and celebrate their unity of spirit.

Our Mission

  • To link the community and the arts through performance, education, and outreach.

  • To create a space where artistic expression through dance, music, visual arts, and the written word is celebrated.

  • To educate, enthrall, and enliven.

 

Our approach

Artistic
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Growing Leela Dance Company from a semi-professional company to a professional company. To create high-quality work of arts, rooted in tradition while highlighting social issues across cultures. Host artistic residencies to develop new works. Create an
environment where dance and allied arts co-exist.

Education
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Encourage research to preserve Indian classical dance. Communicate the legacy of dance, through a Lecture Series initiative that will put the spotlight on Dance History and Philosophy.

Outreach
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Participate in local community events. Conduct workshops at schools, colleges, and community events. Highlight the enormous benefits of dance for physical and mental well-being.

 

Upcoming events

  • Shweta Prachande Workshop - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Level
    Jun 15, 10:00 AM – Jun 17, 12:00 PM
    Grace Studio, 27513, 1311 Copeland Oaks Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560, USA
    The Classical dance of Bharata Natyam, with its vast vocabulary of movements and time-tested format gives intense scope for the dancer to delineate expressions into abstract rhythmic sequences as well as evocative narratives.
  • Bharata Natyam Performance by Shweta Prachande
    Sat, Jun 18
    North Carolina Museum of Art
    Jun 18, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA
    "Shweta Prachande belongs to the new age of millennial dancers who are taking tradition to a world-wide audience open to diverse experiences," says the post in Indian Express.
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In this time of war, we stand with the people of Ukraine and encourage you to donate to help them. Please consider a donation to International Medical Corps. Please specify that your donation goes to help those in the war in Ukraine.

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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org