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
See CHHANDAM Dance Company in their newest work, Colour of Transcendence, with original music by Ian de Souza and Santosh Naidu. Part of Angikam’s Kathak Seminar and Conference, happening at the Citadel, 304 Parliament St. Toronto. Friday September 25.
Conference runs September 25-27, 2015. This great initiative will bring kathak lovers, dancers, choreographers and teachers together like never before in the country! Thanks to Deepti Gupta for this wonderful initiative, and growing of our communities! Register now! https://www.facebook.com/angikamdance?fref=ts