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
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.
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