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Continuum

M-DO/KathakToronto presented Continuum
A celebration of Traditional and Contemporary Kathak

7 pm Saturday June 18, 2022

Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields
103 Bellevue Ave, Toronto, M5T 2N8
(College St west of Spadina, east of Lippincott)

Kathak solo by Aarti Anand
with Duet by Jane Morris and Mihaela Dirlea

Musicians:
Tabla Santosh Naidu
Harmonium/Recitation Joanna de Souza
Electric Bass Ian de Souza

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M-DO/KathakToronto creates for Black Creek Walks Talks & Dances April 16, @ 2 pm

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

www.myseumoftoronto.com/exhibition/intersections-2022/

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Joanna shares some stories in this 2021 interview

In the fall of 2021, Pramit Baul (instagram.com/kathakkachakkar) interviewed Joanna for his weekly Kathak podcast. Thanks for letting me revisit memories, and dream for the future Pramit. Listen here:


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Angikam 2021 on-line seminar in kathak and choreography

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!

We also invite kathak choreographers with works in progress to apply to our Choreographer’s Voice showcase afternoon sessions September 18-19.
VISIT : http://arzoodancetheatre.com/angikam/ for all information and registration.
Seminar costs: $75 CDN
Please make payments to payment4kathak@gmail.com

Generously Funded in part by the Toronto Arts Council and the
Ontario Arts Council


2 Comments so far

  1. Neha kushwah says:

    I want to know more about it ..I am diploma holder in kathak from pracheen kala Kendra and keen to learn and choreograph both .
    Please help me with more details

    • Joanna De Souza says:

      Hi Neha, thanks for yoor interest. I apologize for not seeing this message earlier.

      please go to the website listed on our ANGIKAM poster for more information and registration details. Our registration closes on Wednesday August 25.
      fondly joannadi

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Rhythm for Life: 24 hr dance Fundraiser for Covid India

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.

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Viveka – Truth and Soul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf11TiM7usM

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

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On-Line – a great way to connect

Many Thanks to Chitresh Das Institute for this important opportunity
posted from CDI

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Joanna speaks about some personal dance history

In this inspiring interview, Joanna shares many dance study and performance experiences under Pt. Chitresh Das, beginning in 1978.

https://kathak.org/2020/08/joanna-de-souza/

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