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Rhyme and Reason: Student Recital December 14th – 2 Shows!

On Saturday December 14, M-DO/KathakToronto proudly presents Rhyme and Reason.

The theme for our 2019 Annual Student recital is connecting  the Nava Rasa, or Nine Sentiments
(emotional states)  that are inherent in Kathak dance, through poetry and spoken word.
Exceptional original music and ensemble dance choreographies join self-directed solo and duet works by senior dancers in our school.
Rhyme and Reason will take you on a journey from mindfulness, to wonder, to joy, to compassion, to heroic, to the sublimely peaceful, and to some of the most important dark places that we must visit at this time.  The intimate Palmerston LIbrary Theatre, will give you the experience of this incredible theatre dance form at its best!

TWO SHOWS:
Saturday December 14 – Matinee 2 pm  and Evening 7 pm
Palmerston Library Theatre
560 Palmerston Ave.
Toronto, ON     M6G 2P7
(near Bloor and Bathurst )

$20 General  $10 Seniors/Children under 10 years
INFO: 416-504-7082 #1
Tickets: FOR PICK UP AT THE DOOR –  may be purchased on line ( e transfer)  through
payment4kathak@gmail.com

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M-DO now accepts e-transfer for class payment

M-DO is now capable of accepting e-transfer payments for class and, as it is set up with auto deposit,  NO security answer is needed!

Simply click on payment4kathak@gmail.com  and you are done!!

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WearWhatYouPreach M-DO/KathakToronto T-shirts

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Kathak is for Everybody T-shirts and Hoodies are IN!!
email  joannakathak@gmail.com

T-shirts $20
Baseball T $25
Hoody $50

S M L XL all 100% cotton

 

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Amalgam & BARDO video excerpts up- Check our Gallery!

Excerpts of our two newest works are posted in our GALLERY!  Check them!
1- AMALAGAM -the newest work by flamenco dancer Esmeralda Enrique and kathak dancer Joanna de Souza -with stellar musicians Ian de Souza, Maryem Hassan-Tollar, Caroline Plante and Santosh Naidu
Many thanks to the Toronto Arts Council and Danceworks
AND
2-BARDO,  our largest collaboration to date, which toured India in  January/February 2018!
Many thanks to Canada Council for the Arts

Simply click on our Gallery button and enjoy!

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A few images of BARDO our India-Wide Tour: Jan/Feb 2018

After an incredibly successful India-wide tour of our collaborative work BARDO, we return inspired to create work!  Enjoy a few pictures form our performances.

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Spring Kathak Classes Start Beginning of March

With the worst of winter behind us, it is very exciting to start fresh with spring kathak classes.

More light in the evening sky, eventually some budding of the trees and plants waking up to a new season of growth.  It is really the same for we humans.  Feeling more inspired by potentials, all of us at M-DO/KathakToronto are excited for our new spring term.  In Scarborough it begins Saturday March 4th, downtown Toronto begins Monday March 6th, and Brampton continues with its Winter term through March 25th, bringing a new spring term starting April 1st ( and we are NOT fooling!)

..the path of kathak is ever expanding...

 

 

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FINITE new works for kathak & contemporary dance

 CHHANDAM Dance-Toronto and FadaDance-Regina present
FINITE   a showing of new works in progress for kathak and contemporary dance

Sunday October 2nd @ 2pm (doors open at 1:30)
Array Space  155 Walnut St. Toronto
PWYC
Original Music by Ian de Souza & Santosh Naidu
Dramaturge   Viv Moore
Research and Development funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council and SaskArtsBoard

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Ketevan Sacred Music Festival Confluences Video

Footage from the Ketevan Sacred Music Festival,  performed February 13, 2016.  Through music  and dance the life and journeys of Queen Ketevan were brought to life.  As a woman who held strong to her principals and beliefs, the Queen was burned and martyred in Iran, and her remains were clandestinely brought back with Augustine monks to Old Goa. Best rhythm section EVER with Ian de Souza, Santosh Naidu and David Ruiz.  An excerpt of the martyr scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO9S_9Ac9vg 

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