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Festival des Traditions du Monde: Amrita Dance Creations

Earlier this summer at the Festival des Traditions du Monde in Sherbrooke, August 8th through 12th, Amrita Dance Creations presented Rhythms of India…

Savitha Sastry: Featured at Gait to the Spirit

Coming up in Vancouver, the third annual festival celebrating classical dance of India entitled Gait to the Spirit will be presented by Mandala …

 

Menaka Thakkar wins Walter Carsen Prize

Indian classical dancer, choreographer and teacher Menaka Thakkar is the 2012 winner of the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for Ex...

Kathak Mahotsav: Parul Gupta

Toronto is about to kick off Kathak Mahotsav Canada 2012, running September 20th through 23rd at Harbourfront Centre. Now in its fifth year, the festiva…

Raas Garba Competition: Celebrating Gujarati Culture in Western Canada

The Alberta Gujarati Association recently hosted the 2012 Western Canada Raas Garba Competition in Calgary, September 1st and 2nd. Following a twenty-y…

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…

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…

India Jazz Suites: Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith

Touring up to Ontario this month, India Jazz Suites (also known as Fastest Feet in Rhythm) features San Fransisco-based Pandit Chitresh D…

 

Wheel of Time 

By Bridget Cauthery KAAL – Time

There is a gentle wisdom about Janak Khendry. In his latest work, KAAL – Time, the seventy-two-year-old dancer and choreographer appears first as a benevolent Creator and then later as an omniscient journeyman moving through day and night.

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…

New book on contemporary Indian dance

Palgrave Macmillan recently published Contemporary Indian Dance: New Creative Choreography in India and the Diaspora, writt...

Mi Young Kim: 60 Years of Rhythm and Movement

On Tuesday November 15th Korean–Canadian cultural pioneer Mi Young Kim celebrates a big anniversary as a professional dancer with 60 Years of Rhyth…

Shantala Shivalingappa: Namasya

The November/December 2011 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an item about Shantala Shivalingappa.”Born in Madras, India, and raised in…

Bharati: Love and Balance of Tradition and Modernity

Coming to Canada shortly, Bharati is a dazzling dance and music spectacle that relishes in the colours, scents and flavours of India. Presented b…

Mississauga Kerala Association Dance Team: Celebrating Onam

This past Saturday, Toronto Malayalee Samajam celebrated its 44th anniversary and Onam, a ten-day festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, India comm…

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

 

Lata Pada receives pretigious award from India

SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations Artistic Director Lata Pada, C.M., was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President of India,…

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…

Akram Khan Company: Confluence

Toronto’s Luminato festival, running June 10th through 19th, features the North American premiere of Akram Khan’s new choreography Confluence, pro…

 

Shivani Thakkar joins cast of Bombay Bollywood

Calgary-based dance artist Shivani Thakkar is joining the cast of Bellydance Superstars’ new show as a soloist and lead dancer.

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