“I am equally proud of what we do on stage and off stage in the community. We believe that dance needs to be accessible to all, everyone deserves the opportunity to experience dance”.
– Rita Mustaphi
Katha Dance Theatre builds the community through dance and movement. KDT is dedicated to taking dance beyond the traditional studio and theater spaces. In addition to creating new dance works and training the next generation of dance artists, Katha Dance Theatre engages in innovative community outreach activities, and offers a variety of classes, workshops, and performance experiences. The company believes that anyone, regardless of health or physical capacity, can learn from dance. Dance does inspire, engage, and empower a person either being an audience member or participating in a workshop. KDT’s outreach program sessions take place at facilities such as schools, community centers, senior centers, corporate offices, libraries and hospitals. Our programs are interactive, and uniquely tailored to each session site for maximum benefit to those served.
Dance. Discover. Transform.
Katha Dance Theatre partners with local community organizations serving disadvantaged, challenged, and at-risk youth to perform, demonstrate and engage in movement skills and creative exploration by offering ‘Dance. Discover. Transform.’ Our staff consists of KDT Company dancers who have years of professional dance experience in teaching young people and performance. These company dancers are selected based for their ability to positively interact with, mentor and teach others thus helping to build confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem.
Our Outreach programs include:
- Dance Connections
- Humans and Movements
- Lotus Blossoms
- Master Classes / Workshops / Lecture Demonstrations
- Corporate / Private Performance
More detailed information about each program can be found in the tabs under Community Outreach.