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inDANCE: In Conversation with CTV Morning Live

This video hails back to June 11th, when members of inDANCE spoke to CTV Morning Live prior to their show at the Canada Dance Festival, which ran June 9…


Sampradaya Dance Centre celebrates official opening

On June 20th, Sampradaya Dance Creations (SDC) celebrated the official opening of its new studio and theatre space, the Sampradaya…

Menaka Thakkar Dance Company: Sitayana

Coming up May 31st through June 2nd, Menaka Thakkar Dance Company presents Sitayana at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. With direction and choreo…


Dancemakers Double Bill 

By Aubrey Reeves Story Dance Radio, Red and Yellow Nova Bhattacharya / Jacob Zimmer

Jacob & Nova was a program pairing new works by Jacob Zimmer and Nova Bhattacharya, two choreographers approaching contemporary dance from very different backgrounds.

Roger Sinha: Working with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers

Running December 1st through 4th in Winnipeg, Sinha, Lott & Browne is presented by Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. The show features three premi…

inDANCE: Fallen Rain

Coming up October 1st and 2nd in Toronto, Hari Krishnan’s contemporary Indian dance company inDANCE presents the Canadian premiere of Fallen Rain

Kalamandalam Sreejaya: Bringing Bharatnatyam to Mississauga

On July 9th Sreejaya’s School of Classical Dance (SSCD) will commence classes in bharatnatyam at The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Director Kalam…


Charting His Course 

By Philip Szporer “Question de souffle et de vie” Roger Sinha

When it comes to celebrating a twentieth anniversary, what better way to usher in the milestone than a packed house of well-wishers?

Laya Bhava Dance Academy: Asamyutha Hastas

The March 2011 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an item about Indian classical dance moves, specifically the hastas (or mudras). Ther…

inDANCE: The King's Salon

Tomorrow at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), inDANCE presents The King’s Salon as part of the Maharaja exhibition. According to the gallery’s w…

Sampradaya Dance Creations: What is Classical?

On August 8th, Sampradaya Dance Creations will be featured at Harbourfront Centre’s World Routes festival in Toronto.


The Artist in Three Parts 

By Bridget Cauthery “Isolated Incidents” Nova Bhattacharya

Having seen much of Nova Bhattacharya’s work over the past ten years, I was looking forward to her solo show, “Isolated Incidents”, presented as part of the 2009/2010 Danceworks Season at the Enwave Theatre, May 13th through 15th, 2010.

Hari Krishnan: inDANCE Presents Box

From March 18th through 20th, the South Asian dance company inDANCE will be performing Hari Krishnan’s 2009 work Box at Fleck Dance Theatre in Toronto.

Revealed by Fire

Toronto’s NOW Magazine recently announced their Top 10 of Dance over the past decade.

Undercurrents | Courant Continu

Menaka Thakkar and Sudha Khandwani

By Megan Andrews

Menaka Thakkar of the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company and her sister Sudha Khandwani of Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada are co-producers of the upcoming International Dance Festival and Conference: ContemporaryChoreography in Indian Dance.


Seeking Common Rhythmic Ground 

By Samantha Mehra “Tappin’ at the Winch: The Resurgence” Paula Skimin, Turn on the Tap

In this city of diverse traditions, the promise of experiencing several cultural art forms in one performance tempts the cosmopolitan appetite. For those with such a taste, Turn on the Tap’s “Tappin’ at the Winch: The Resurgence”, at the Winchester Street Theatre, offered a range of flavours.  


An Embarrassment of Riches 

By Nova Bhattacharya Kalanidhi International Dance Festival and Conference: A Century of Indian Dance: Part II  Kalanidhi

The 2006 Kalanidhi International Dance Festival and Conference ran from September 22nd through October 1st and featured over 100 bharatanatyam, odissi, kuchipudi and chau artists from 7 countries in 30 performances, 2 intensive workshops in chau and bharatanatyam/zulu dance, and countless lectures, papers and dance chats. 


Gods and Dance Know Space and Time  

By Kaija Pepper "Vivarta -- Manifestations of Vishnu" and "HowZaat!" Lata Pada, Sampradaya Dance Creations

For her latest project, choreographer Lata Pada travelled to India to hold auditions. The artistic director of Toronto-based Sampradaya Dance Creations was in search of full-time professional bharata natyam dancers, a rare breed in Canada.  

Sita's Journey to Canada 

By Nova Bhattacharya "Sitayana -- Sita's Story" Menaka Thakkar Dance Company

The Menaka Thakkar Dance Company’s presentation of “Sitayana – Sita’s Story” from May 12-15, 2005 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto, was a virtuoso production of a dance drama in the bharatanatyam style. 


Apricot Trees Exist  

By Philip Szporer "Apricot Trees Exist" Roger Sinha

Roger Sinha’s new work for six dancers, “Apricot Trees Exist”, which opened at the Agora de la danse, is reflective, but nonetheless removed from the personal. Now more than ever, the Montréal-based choreographer seems concerned with breaking away from the labels that may have described his work in the past.