From July 14-17, our international kathak family came together from literally all around the world! We had not been on the dance floor together since our time in Karjat India, in January 2020, and it was a complete celebration of the art we love and our community. We danced, we sweat, we learned new compositions and continued our personal journeys with kathak and its potentials. Please enjoy this experimental afternoon session, where you will witness our exploring the Nava Rasa.
As part of a 4-part walks series M-DO/KathakToronto opens with animating our very own Black Creek, through dance, music , spoken word, and a ceremonial full moon fire ceremony. Event is FREE. Meet at the Derrydown parking lot for 2 pm. Register through the link below
From September 15th-19th, 2021, Arzoo Dance Theatre and M-DO/KathakToronto are joining forces once again in presenting this amazing learning opportunity for kathak dancers and emerging to mid-career choreographers. Working with master mentors Maulik Shah (Ahmedabad, India), and Misty Wensel (Regina, Sask), dancer/creators will have the rare chance to deepen their practise from the perspectives of tradition to contemporary and contemporary to tradition. Space is limited and attendance will be based on dance experience, so apply soon to ensure your spot!
On May 22 & 23, 2021, M-DO/KathakToronto joined forces with Chhandika Boston and Chhandam Nritya Bharati Mumbai, in presenting an international dance-a-thon in support COVID aid for India. This 24-hour non-stop dance marathon was supported by more than 100 participating dancers and 25 session leaders. It created a wealth of dance content, shared an incredible breadth of experience, and extended the usual ZOOM platform energy exponentially. All of this for a cause: Art for Community – Art for Aid – Art for Beauty Together we gathered more than $13,000 in donation pledges for a variety of NGO’s working on the ground. The response has been overwhelming and so the funding drive continues. Please visit the event page here on our site for links to CanadaHelps.org and Doctors Without Borders and make a donation today.
Dancers separated through COVID make connected magic in their own environments. Produced by Joanna de Souza (M-DO/KathakToronto) with a stellar music composition by Andrea Koziol -vocals and Ian de Souza -bass/arrangement. Thanks to all who dance so fully from the heart, and passionately continue to reBuild our community. Misty Wensel www.fadadance.ca