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Sampradaya Dance Creations: What is Classical?

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

Sinha Danse: A Matter of Life and Breath

This Thursday and Saturday, July 15th and 17th, Vancouver’s Dancing on the Edge Festival presents Roger Sinha’s A Matter of Life and Breath, performed as a duet by Tanya Crowder and Tom Casey.

 

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.

Daksha Sheth Dance Company: The Way of the Serpent

Tonight and tomorrow in Toronto, Kala Nidhi Fine Arts of Canada is presenting the Daksha Sheth Dance Company in their Canadian premiere of Sarpagati – The Way of the Serpent.

Sinha Danse: Zeros & Ones

Seven performances remain of Sinha Danse apprearing in various “Maison de la Culture” for the CAM en Tournée event.

Revealed by Fire

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

 
In the Studio | En Studio

Janak Khendry

By Megan Andrews, David Hou

Janak Khendry is an internationally renowned classical dancer, choreographer and the artistic director of the Janak Khendry Dance Company. Photos of Janak Khendry Dance Company in rehearsal by David Hou

 
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.

 

Two plus Four 

By Philip Szporer Patterson and Ward with Trosztmer and Juteau at Studio 303 & Murugesan and Wadge at the Festival Transatlantique Montréal   Peter Trosztmer, Audrée Juteau, Thea Patterson, Katie Ward, Festival Transatlantique Montréal, Meena Murugesan, Chanti Wadge  

A combo of two intriguing solo works, presented at the Festival Transatlantique Montréal, jumpstarted the new season.

 

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.  

Four Years, Four Warriors 

By Catalina Fellay "Drona" Devraj Patnaik, Chitralekha Odissi Dance Creations

For Chitralekha Odissi Dance Creations, it is the second year of a four-year cycle recounting the ancient Hindu story of four warriors. This year’s performance, “Drona”, which recounts the story of the Rishi (Sage) Drona in two distinct acts, ran from September 30th to October 2nd at the Leah Posluns Theatre in North York. 

 

Questions of Contrast 

Asht Nayika: Eight Different Heroines Usha Gupta

Usha Gupta’s “Asht Nayika” was the first performance in the 25th anniversary season presented by the Brian Webb Dance Company in Edmonton. This fusion exploration brought together kathak dance, Usha Gupta’s South Asian form, as well as flamenco and modern dance to explore the central theme translated as “Eight different states of women.” 

 

An Expression of Today in Bharatanatyam

By Rebecca Todd Life Lines: an evening of women's lives in dance & theatre  Lata Pada, Sampradaya Dance Creations

The theme of women’s lives links the three works by two different choreographers in Life Lines, an evening of bharatanatyam dance presented by Lata Pada’s Sampradaya Dance Creations.

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