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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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KathakToronto Goa 2016 Sangha doc

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.

 

 

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Second Kathak Sangha video

Second clip of our Kathak Sangha, Goa India, January 2016.  Coming soon is a short documentary on our experiences there.

Filmed and Produced by Ian de Souza.  View on M-DO/KathakToronto’s dedicated YouTube page from the link below

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https://youtu.be/v2_-uaR5haU

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Goa Retreat 2016 Short Video 1

Calangute Beach Resort. Early morning birds, sand, palms, breeze, dance , music, the sea.  Goa 2016 Retreat
Short Clip 1.  Video: Ian de Souza

Click the link below
Goa 2016 Short

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Ketevan Sacred Music Festival – St. Augustine Ruins, Old Goa

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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.

 

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OLDER & RECKLESS – 5 gals in daring dance works

5 glorious gals rock on in daring dance works!

November 13-15, 2015

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

TICKETS AVAILABLE
http://moonhorsedance.com/older_and_reckless_buy_tickets.html
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