Rhyme and Reason, our annual student recital, held December 14 at the Palmerston Library Theatre, was a smashing success. Over 50 dancers joined forces to share their tremendous passions for all things kathak! Original music by stellar musicians Ian de Souza, Santosh Naidu, Irfaan Khan, and Joanna de Souza supported uniquely personal solo and duet works by: Sucheta Heble, Mamta Pranjivan, T.P. Chai and Keiko Ninomiya, Jane Morris, Natasha Manji, Aarti Anand, Moona Syed and Chad Walasek. Group choreographies revealed the wide range this incredible artform.
The intimate Palmerston Library Theatre was the perfect venue such evocative work, and we sold out BOTH shows.
A fantastic success and thanks to eveyone.
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!
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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
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!
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