In January 2016, 19 artists converged at the Calangute Beach Resort for 8 days of dancing, playing music, thinking, feeling, creating, eating and sleeping art. All of this on the banks of the Arabian Sea, leaves one wondering if it could possibly get any better than this? Kathak dancer/teacher Joanna de Souza was joined by the wonderful dancer/scholar, Pallabi Chakravorty for this incredible learning and bonding experience. This is by far the best way to grow and deepen relationships in our extending Kathak family, with artists from Canada, the US, Australia, Mumbai and Pune all dancing together! To wrap up the week, we presented (to a sold out audience!) an intimate concert at Art Chamber, featuring Toronto dancers Tippi Chai, Sucheta Heble, Mish Dirlea, Crystal D’Silva, Maya Chandarana, Natasha Lalji, Vibhu Sharma, Ameera Nimjee and Naaila Sangrar. Stellar musicians Santosh Naidu, Ian de Souza, Anita Katakkar, Tej Hunjan, Shawn Barry and Joanne Fernandes created magic for both the concert and the retreat! AMAZING…. Special mention goes out to contemporary dancer extraordinaire, Misty Wensel who created a seminal new solo work for the evening at Art Chamber.