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Sashar Zarif

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Travis Knights, Nova Dance, Sashar Zarif, Brian Solomon

Body Percussion Festival

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
December 1-3 décembre 2017
Fri-Sat @ 8:00 | Vendredi-Samedi @ 20:00
Various

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre, Ric Brown, Lesandra Dodson, Darryl Tracy, Daniel Firth, Jane Mappin, Heidi Latsky, Sashar Zarif, Peter Chin, Evelyn Hart

Older & Reckless #40

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
November 10-11 novembre 2017
Fri-Sat @ 8:00 | Vendredi-Samedi @ 20:00
Various

 
Sashar Zarif

Sama - Sufi-Shamanic Dance Rituals

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
April 30 avril 2016
10:00-1:00 | 10:00 13:00
All

 

A Scavenger Hunt for Dance 

By Samantha Mehra Nuit Blanche  Nuit Blanche 

The countdown has officially begun for Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s all-night contemporary art celebration beginning tonight (September 29th).  

 

Layering Tradition and Identity 

By Kathleen Smith “Meeting with Saghi” Sashar Zarif

In Persian culture, the character of Saghi is a beloved wine-bearer who embodies ideals and beliefs of the tradition that created him in much the same way as the stories of Krishna inform the East Indian cultural landscape. 

A Commitment to the Future

By Kathleen Smith Toronto International Dance Festival (a fFIDA presentation) Toronto International Dance Festival

For fifteen years, the fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists (fFIDA) has presented a mixed bag of dance over an extended period in August. Chosen by lottery and stacked into mixed programs and large-scale spectaculars, the dance viewing experience has also been a crapshoot. Some years it was mostly dross with a few buried treasures; in others, the riches made you feel hopeful for the future of dance in Canada. 

 

Transformations 

Jing Ju/The Secrets Unveiled & Circle of Sacred  William Lau, Dancers for Peace, Sashar Zarif

It never ceases to amaze me that dancers I know well sometimes change in performance to become beings I barely recognize. They animate space, suspend time and grow larger than life. Their bodies can speak, sing, fly or hold perfectly still.  

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