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!)
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
Original Music by Ian de Souza & Santosh Naidu
Dramaturge Viv Moore
Research and Development funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council and SaskArtsBoard
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.
Kathak dancers and musicians from Canada, the US, Australia and India come together on the shores of the Arabian Sea for eight intensive days and experience the depth and beauty of kathak dance. A documentary created and realized by Ian de Souza.
Joanna de Souza, Santosh Naidu and Ian de Souza came together with stellar musicians from Spain, Germany, Argentina and Goa to create Confluences, as part of the Ketevan Music Festival.This amazing festival, in its first year, was the brain child of musician, professor and conductor, Santiago Lusardi Girelli, who brought together a fantastic group of artists and people. Through dance and music, the story of Queen Ketevan’s life – and her death – played out in front of the UNESCO protected site of the Augustine Ruins in Old Goa. Story goes that after her martyrdom in Iran, Augustine monks from Goa clandestinely brought her remains back to India. Her bones were excavated from the Ruins in 2013. Many thanks to Santiago, Sonia Shirsat and all musicians for this incredible experience.
Julia Aplin in Zolla (excerpt)
performed with reknowned accordionist Tiina Kiik Laurence Lemieux in Over Lockerbie
with music by John Cage Sara Porter in VerbTenseDance Joanna de Souza in Viveka
with original music by Andrea Koziol and
Ian de Souza