On Sunday June 7, our entire Kathak family came together for a wonderful performance at the Fairview Library Theatre. My mantra for the month preceding the recital was ‘Tayar and Community': in other words, Be as prepared as possible, and Acknowledge the many ways Kathak belongs to people in our community. Everyone danced beyond their personal bests, and a great time was had by all!
Dancers from 5 – 55 participated and with our many, many volunteers, the afternoon flowed seamlessly.
Special thanks to Chad for all his effort in the West End classes, Ian and Santosh for all the beautiful music created (and for running the show!), Shawn and George for capturing everything on video, Maya for volunteer coordination, Katja for running front of house, Priyank for photographs in this blog, and all others who made this memorable event happen!
More pictures from our Facebook album:
We are creating a library of film clips that document and animate the nuance of style, the passion, diversity and joy within our dance and music family at M-DO/KathakToronto. Check them out on our FaceBook page.
Many thanks to film maker Shawn Barry.
Shawn Barry is a 30 year creative industry veteran, and the owner and Creative Director of a boutique Toronto agency called Booster Rocket Media. Educated as a fine artist, graphic designer and film maker, Shawn’s passion is bringing subtle moments to life, through the lens of his Canon 5D camera, both in video and stills.
As we bring 2014 to a close at M-DO/KathakToronto, a big thanks to musicians Priyank, Santosh, Robin, Anita and Shawn for making our Toronto studio classes vibrant, lively and inspiring. Kathak is about improvisation with live music. These musicians provide a valuable and rare Canadian experience in our classroom.
Bells together on cloth with pictures of great kathak artists, flowers, candles sweets. Tanpura and lehera in the air. We all say pranam together. Thank you to all who came out!
To view footage of Traditions Alive 2014, our annual student recital in Toronto, go to Kathak School of Dance for the link.
See HUM created by Joanna de Souza, Kiran Phull, Chad Walasek and Ira Raina, for Toronto’s Body Percussion Festival
March 2014. Go to CHHANDAM Dance Company for the link.
Join us in celebration! Students receiving their bells will share this momentous occasion with family and friends.
Thursday November 20, 2014
Room #110 The Bickford Centre
777 Bloor St. W (at Christie Subway)
2014 has been a year of many positive changes for us! M-Do/Kathak Toronto is growing and becoming more established in Scarborough, Brampton and Mississauga, we are developing new learning materials for our young students and taking the dance company in new choreographic directions. While staying true to the tradition of kathak, we are are creating new work that is uniquely Canadian.
We are happy to announce a bold redesign of our website as a part of this process of growth.
We have revamped pages for the Dance School and class information and locations. We have a new blog section in order to give highlights and updates about our events and shows. We have also added more pictures in the Media gallery.
Some work-in-progress sections will be finished soon. :-)
So, do you like the new layout and design of our website? Give us a shout, tell us what you think: