On Februrary 21 2023, we had a wonderful ghungroo (bell) ceremony where 12 students received their bells, and started a new chapter in their study of Kathak. Thanks to Ira Raina, and Amrit Phull for teaching with such knowledge and passion. photos by Jaliya.
On December 18, 2022, we presented AAMAD, our first in-person student showcase since the start of the pandemic Video clips of the day are up in our Gallery.
We are returning to our in-person student showcase!
Sunday December 18 @ 2pm
Fairview Library Theatre
General Admission $20
Or by Cash/Credit at the door.
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.
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
Tabla Santosh Naidu
Harmonium/Recitation Joanna de Souza
Electric Bass Ian de Souza
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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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Generously Funded in part by the Toronto Arts Council and the
Ontario Arts Council