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Indian Summer Festival: Shiamak Bollywood Dance Class

Shiamak Davar is spicing up the 2nd annual Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver, which runs July 5th through 15th. According to the festival’s website, t…

 

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…

HSBC City of Bhangra: Celebrate the Harvest

The Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC) recently hosted its eighth annual HSBC City of Bhangra Festival, which ran May 31st through June…

Limitless Productions: Sex,Bollywood & Other Lies

Less than a month away, the Toronto Fringe Festival will be kicking off a flurry of dance and theatre shows at various downtown venues, July 4th through…

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.

CanAsian Dance Festival 2012: Kickstart

- contains nudity -The CanAsian Dance Festival is about to kick off its 2012 season, running February 9th through 11th in Toronto. The…

 

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.

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

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…

 

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…

Anjali (Anne-Marie Gaston): The Dance of Time

The March 2011 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes a feature on South Asian dance: “South Asian Dance: From the Margins to Many Centres…

Peter Chin: Cambodian Connections

CanAsian International Dance Festival is celebrating its 10th annual festival this week with a four-day run of enticing performances at Toronto’s Harb…

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…

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