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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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KETEVAN Success and NEW Class Schedule

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In keeping with our mandate of kathak creation that is fresh and imaginative, our 2018 Traditions Alive recital presented KETEVAN, on December 14, 2018.
This TRUE story of a resolute 15th Century Queen from Eastern Georgia, was a success! Our sold out audience loved the continuity of a story, and a  story they were completely unfamiliar with.  Seemlessly woven together with images and narration, the story traveled from the queen as a young girl named Maia, to the exiled Queen,  protector of her people.
Our school continues to train kathak dancers at the highest artistic level and our new spring 2019 sessions begin the week of March 25.  Winter has been tough – Spring will be glorious!!!

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We are Partners with TorontoStorytellingFestival Performance March 18!!

M-DO/KathakToronto is pleased to announce an artistic collaboration and partnership close to our heart, a festival of STORYTELLING!
One of Kathak dancers favourite things to do!

You may find out information on the entire festival, now in its 40th year.  Venues throughout the city come alive from March 2-24, 2019 with storytellers that are local, national and international.  www.torontostorytellingfestival.ca

On Monday March 18  see KathakToronto dancers as we open for a fantastic collaboration of storytelling, DJ-ing and dance, at the Alliance Francaise
24 Spadina Ave.  Show begins at 7:30 pm

This intimate space is filling up BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!

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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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Angikam Seminar in Kathak and Choreography

On behalf of Arzoo Dance Theatre and M-DO/KathakToronto, we are pleased to announce that the Angikam Seminar in Kathak & Choreography will be back again this fall!
September 28- September 30, 2018.
Registration is now open, including an early bird rate for participants who sign up before July 31st. You will find a flyer for the event attached, and some information below. Please visit www.arzoodancetheatre.com/angikam for more information, and do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
ANGIKAM Seminar in Kathak & Choreography
Dates: September 28, 29, 30, 2018
Venue: The Citadel (304 Parliament St) in Toronto, Ontario
Back by popular demand, this choreography intensive designed for artists working in South Asian Dance vocabularies. Registration is $150 for 3 days of teaching with world class mentors, Madhu Nataraj,
Janaki Patrik, and Deepti Gupta. We are offering an Early Bird rate of $125 if you register by July 31.
Simply click on the link below to download our registration form.
This seminar includes, The Choreographer’s Voice (Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8pm): A showcase of works in progress exploring new directions in Kathak and choreography. To apply, please send us a short description of your work.
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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
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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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BARDO tours India January-February 2018

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CHHANDAM DANCE COMPANY and FADADANCE tour BARDO in India January 25- Februrary 10, 2018
                                                                      “they fearlessly absorb, synthesize and create new forms of age old traditions”

The Tibetan Buddhist term “bardo” signifies the liminal state between death and rebirth, or between two lives on earth.  Like the many faces, and one heart of the Canadian identity, BARDO’s choreography mirrors Canada’s syncretic culture by using the vocabulary of two distinct dance forms, kathak and contemporary, harnessing their similarities and contrasting differences as a catalyst for freedom, possibility of form, and powerful stimulus for new movement.

2018 India Dates:
January 26- NCPA Experimental Theatre,      Mumbai
January 31, Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre,     New Delhi
February 2, Seva Sadan,      Bangalore
February 5, Goa University,   Panaji
February 10, G.D.Birla Sabhagar,   Kolkata

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